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Divorced Parents, Living Close for the Children’s Sake

By RONNIE KOENIGJAN. 15, 2016, New York Times.  Four years ago, Cristina Gitti and Matteo Bologna, the parents of two daughters, decided to divorce. But they parted ways by only a flight of stairs. The couple opted to stay put with their girls in the brownstone they […]

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The Price They Pay: Older Children and Divorce

By Barbara S. Cain: Barbara S. Cain is a clinical supervisor at the Psychological Clinic at the University of Michigan. She has written frequently on the impact of divorce on parents and children. February 18, 1990, The New York Times.  THEY WERE MORE SANGUINE ABOUT Laura. She was, […]

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The Impact of Divorce on Young Children and Adolescents

Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D., December 19, 2011, Psychology Today. Young children and adolescents can respond differently to divorce In response to my blog about single parenting adolescents, I received this email request: “I was wondering if you could address the effects of divorce on very small children.” […]

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Mom and Dad Have Something to Tell You: Six Tips for Talking to Kids About Divorce

By Kevin D. Arnold, Ph.D., A.B.P.P,Posted May 29, 2011, Psychology Today.  If you are contemplating divorce, you might wonder how to tell the children. Science tells us little about how to best tell children that parents will divorce. A few studies focus on how parents tell children, but […]

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This Divorce Arrangement Stresses Kids Out Most

Mandy Oaklander, April 27, 2015, TIME Regarding the wellbeing of kids with divorced parents, the debate over what kind of custody arrangement is best rages on. But a new study, published Monday in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, suggests that children fare better when they spend time living […]

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Gay Divorce: How the Collaborative Family Law Model Can Help Parting LGBT Couples

By Angie Bain, Family lawyer and partner, GoransonBain, Huffington Post, March 28, 2012. One of the many unjust results of a state legal system that refuses to recognize and validate a same-sex marriage or civil union is the absence of a binding structure and system for dissolving […]

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How You Can Restructure Your Family Without Destroying It

Ann Levin, The Legal Intelligencer, January 19, 2016. Divorce is a reality for many people and impacts more than the couple when children are involved. Mothers and fathers stress over the impact that a decision to divorce will have on their children. Often the decision to divorce […]

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Why You Should Choose Collaborative Law For Your Divorce

Posted on Norristown Family Law Blog On behalf of Law Offices of Maribeth Blessing, LLC  The traditional legal system is designed to be adversarial – there are two sides fighting against each other, trying to “win.” While this system may work for many legal issues, it is […]

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The Stepfather and the Wedding: A Family’s Viral Story Still Hits Home

By Jane Gordon Julien, OCT. 9, 2015, New York Times. Brittany Peck wasn’t planning on people around the world sharing in her wedding day. But that was before a photographer captured the moment on Sept. 26, when her father reached for the hand of her stepfather to include […]

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From Divorce, a Fractured Beauty

By LARA BAZELON, SEPT. 24, 2015, New York Times  Happy families are not all alike. Picture this one. A mother and father sit on a beach on the Fourth of July with their two children, a boy, 6, and a girl, 4. The parents are just on the […]

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