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Divorcing Parents, Listen to the Judge

Divorcing Parents, Listen to the JudgeIn case you’re wondering whether or not judges care about the orders they issue regarding your children, I’m here to tell you that, from what I have seen in over two decades of practicing Family Law, most of them do. That’s not to say they’re not thoughtful about the rulings that affect you and your soon-to-be ex. It’s just that you and your spouse chose to be married, and at least one of you is choosing not to be. The children had no choice in either matter. And yet they are the ones who are going to have to go back and forth between two homes. And they are the ones who have to see the two people they love more than all else in turmoil. It rocks their world.

Although there are ways to reduce the world-rocking, there is no way to unrock it no matter how necessary the divorce may be or how well everybody is getting along. But there are ways to rock it so violently that it tips right over. Sometimes in the midst of the raw emotions that go with divorce, parents don’t notice the effect on their children when they talk badly about the other parent. Judge Michael Haas noticed. And many other Family Law judges have noticed. I don’t know the now-retired Judge Haas,  but I have witnessed the truth of the words he shared in the timeless article* below:

Divorcing Parents, Listen to the JudgeSo, as my buddy over at Brockmeyer Law Offices says:

Divorcing Parents, Listen to the Judge*Thank you, Maria Polson Veres for sending me this article!

Related:

Divorce Through the Eyes of a Child

Divorce Through the Eyes of a Child

17 Things Teachers Want Divorced Parents to Know

17 Things Teachers Want Divorced Parents to Know

Children of Divorce: 5 Things Parents Should NEVER Say to Them

Children of Divorce: 5 Things Parents Should NEVER Say to Them

 

Shel Harrington
 

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