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Are your worried about how your divorce will affect your children? Are you already divorced but still fighting with your ex-spouse? Studies have repeatedly shown that divorce in itself does not negatively affect your children, but high conflict divorce can be bad for your child.
As difficult as divorce is, nothing is more difficult than parenting during the process of divorce. If you ask some of my clients, they may say parenting post divorce is even more of a challenge. Generally, when a conversation veers towards a client’s children and divorce, most people discuss how the children are handling the process, and how helpless they feel to stop the pain and disillusionment their children are going through.
The relationship between grandparents and their children has become increasingly complex. At one end of the spectrum is the statistic from the US Census bureau that 7% of children are being raised by their grandparents. At the other end of the spectrum, is the statistic that an even greater number of grandparents have sought the assistance of the courts to get regular visitation.
Previously recognized as a legitimate communication method by a New Jersey court, virtual visitation is one option that may be used to enhance parent-child contact between in person visitations.
The parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is a childhood disorder that arises almost exclusively in the context of child custody disputes. Its primary manifestation is the child’s campaign of denigration against a parent a campaign that has no justification.
If the divorce is being filed under one of the seven fault grounds (including extreme cruelty, adultery, abandonment, substance or alcohol addiction, institutionalization, deviant sexual conduct and incarceration), the 18 month separation period, required for a no-fault divorce, is waived. However, each ground for divorce has its own stipulations.
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"A Plain English Guide to Protecting Your Children"
Author: Mary L. Boland, Attorney at Law
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