Read an interesting article from New York Times called “The Good Divorce”. We have handled a plethora of different divorce cases, most involving children. The following quote from the article resonated with me:
” I always read every study I can find on the impact of divorce in children, and they are all deeply upsetting. On a hopeful note, however, many conclude that if the parents maintain open, friendly relations, children do — in time — develop in as well-adjusted a way as anyone. “
Without question, divorce greatly impacts the lives of children and has the potential to have very negative effects on your child such as lower self esteem and a number of other risk factors. We stress to parents that the primary goal in any divorce involving children we handle is to mitigate these risk factors, doing what is in the child’s best interest.