Children and Divorce

Through the Eyes of the Child

Bill Sears of being interviewed regarding child custody and shared parenting on The Fox Morning Show With Mike and Juliet, live in New York on Monday May 14. The show was inspired by the political and family ramifications of Alec Baldwin, David Hasselhoff, Brittany Spears and Charlie Sheens custody fights and issues.

10 Things Your Mother Never Told You About Divorce

By Vicky Lansky
Divorce isn’t always what you imagine it to be. Now that I have the ability to look back on 10 plus years I have noted a number of things that I didn’t know when I started this journey. I know everything listed here might not apply to EVERYBODY (there’s always […]

How is this Night Different from All Other Nights?

For Israeli families affected by divorce, the Passover season can be a trying time of year.
Consider these three individuals both in Israel and in the US, who asked that their real names not be used. A divorced mother of two toddlers, Jennifer says the Passover seder does nothing to bring her children closer to their […]

Divorced Parent: Do You Alienate Your Child from the Other Parent?

I have seen some divorce parents consciously distance their children from the other parent? Such actions may only be justified when there is a genuine concern about the children’s emotional or physical safety when with the other parent. But in the absence of past domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse, physical, sexual, or emotional child […]

Stepfamily Living: Not for Wimps

Remarriage with children is challenging! Ask anyone living in a stepfamily. Or ask professionals who work with these complex and vulnerable families.
Yet most adults enter the world of stepfamily living woefully unprepared, as evidenced by the 60 percent remarriage divorce rate in America. While not all those divorces involve stepfamilies, most do, touching the lives […]

Marriage, Children and Divorce: When “Le Music” Stops

By Dr. Marshall Colt
It can happen in many ways. Sometimes, suddenly, out of the blue, with no warning whatsoever. Other times, the music slowly, gradually, fades to a deafening silence.
Divorce is the great plague on American families today. More than 40% of adults under 40 are children of divorced parents. The […]

Ten Tips for Divorcing Parents

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is a great resource for information about divorce and children. This article contains some very important information for divorcing parents:Divorce is never easy on kids, but there are many ways parents can help lessen the impact of their break-up on their children:
Never disparage your former spouse in front of your children. […]

Duped Dads Fight Back

It was the lawyers of ancient Rome who came up with the modern definition of fatherhood: Mater semper certa est; pater est quem nuptiae demonstrant (rough translation: The mother is obvious; the father is the one she was married to when the child was born). The Romans, however, didn’t have access to genetic testing. Dylan […]

Abandonment - A Divorce Issue

In high conflict divorces, those that never seem to end, abandonment is a common factor. These days, when we see divorced spouses returning to court two or more years after the divorce process was technically completed, we inquire into their early childhood experiences, and we frequently find abandonment trauma in their family histories.The most obvious […]

Your Child, Your Divorce, Your Forum

Our friends at Your Child-Your Divorce have recently opened a new forum specially designed for anyone going through a divorce. Though it is still pretty inactive (because not enough people know about it yet) I think it could make a great place for people going through divorce to meet up with others and share our […]