No. Unfortunately, divorce is, at least from a lawyer’s perspective and the division of assets aspect, a business proposition. Unfortunately, our clients often look at is as the emotional impact and we understand and look at that, but that’s why you hire someone such as ourselves. We’re experienced at divorce and detached emotionally as we […]
After years of studying the impact of divorce on children, we have discovered that it is the CONFLICT between the parents, not the divorce per se, that is so emotionally traumatic for children.
I think that some people come in, and they’ve been hurt and they want somebody to make it right. Family law is an interesting area of law because in most other aspects of law, somebody is going into court because legally they believe they’ve been wronged. It’s emotional issues that generally lead to the divorce […]
Sometimes, the divorcing couple can’t speak to one another because it is very emotional and hurtful, and a lot of emotions are raised. I would consider a high conflict to be more with those couples who almost will aggravate one another, whether intentionally or because it’s driven out of hurt or fear. The high conflict […]
A high-conflict divorce can have a very devastating effect on children. The fighting, the tension, the emotional turmoil – a lot of times the children do pick up on this. It’s very important for the clients to remember that they love their child more than the emotional troubles that they’re having with their spouse and […]
How should I tell my children about the divorce, and when? Telling your children about your plans to divorce can be one of the hardest parts of the process. However, the situation presents an opportunity to set the tone for the separation and how both parents are going to work together for the benefit of […]
To help your children through the divorce process, you should have open lines of communication with them and understand how they’re responding to change.
Yes. I am a big, big believer in reaching out and getting the help that is available from trained mental health professionals. There seems to be a stigma, a hesitancy to go into therapy or go into counselling because it makes us look bad or it makes us look weak. Nothing could be farther from […]
It is absolutely possible to reduce tension for a divorcing couple. And this phenomenon is not uncommon.
The best way to minimize the financial and emotional pain of a divorce is to try to separate the emotional issues from the business issues associated with dividing your estate. While this is often difficult to do in most cases when the parties focus on the needs of the children and the typical schedule that […]