Monthly Archives: April 2015

Allegations of Child Abuse in Divorce Cases

Child sexual abuse allegations arising during divorce and custody conflicts are complicated and difficult. Assessing allegations of sexual abuse as part of a child custody evaluation is particularly challenging because of the risk if the evaluator is right or wrong. … Continue reading

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Gender Affects Perceptions Of Infidelity

Two studies about men’s and women’s reactions to infidelity suggest some truth to the adage that men are from Mars, women are from Venus. One study, at Queen’s University Belfast and published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, … Continue reading

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Unable to Move On After Divorce

Sometimes in a divorce a spouse becomes stuck, unable to move past the anger. Terri Orbuch, a psychologist and research professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and author of Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to … Continue reading

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Emotional Abuse

Many emotionally abused men and women believe that they are just crazy, insecure, imagining things or making mountains out of molehills. Sometimes they are victims of what is called “gaslighting,” a term that comes from the 1944 Hollywood classic movie … Continue reading

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Unmarried Parents and Their Children

David Popenoe, Rutgers University professor of sociology, believes profound differences exist between the relationship of married and that of unmarried cohabiting parents. For the children and the couples themselves, these routines – married or unmarried – have substantial consequences. The two groups – the marrieds and … Continue reading

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The Upside of Divorce Hardship

The pain and suffering of divorce is not without reward, according to new research, which suggests that people who have suffered in the past savor things more in the present. The 2013 study, “From Tribulations to Appreciation,” was recently published … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Joint Physical Custody

Joint physical custody, which is also called “shared custody,” or “shared parenting,” or “dual residence,” means the child/ren live with one parent for part of the week (or part of the year), and live with the other parent during the … Continue reading

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No Need to be Friends with an Ex

Many divorce guidelines support remaining friendly with a former spouse, particularly when children are involved. While good co-parenting is invaluable, a working relationship with a former spouse is different from being friends. Remaining friends seems like a good idea, but … Continue reading

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Deciding on a Custody Evaluator

Courts order custody evaluations when parents cannot, or will not, resolve after-divorce parenting on their own or with the help of attorneys. Parents who must choose a custody evaluator should consider a number of factors in making the decision. Attorneys … Continue reading

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