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Men’s Divorce Editor Speaks on Domestic Violence, Divorce, and Child Custody

[ad_1] Men’s Divorce Online Editor Dan Pearce was a guest columnist at Daytime Confidential, discussing the ins and outs of a current storyline airing right now on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” The storyline revolves around issues regarding domestic violence, divorce, and child custody. The character of J.T. Hellstrom (played by Thad Luckinbill) came back to the show, announcing that his wife, Mackenzie Browning (played by Kelly Kruger) and he were in the divorce process. He proceeded to rekindle a romance with his ex-wife, Victoria Newman (played by Amelia Heinle), whom he shares a son, Reed (played by Tristan Lake Leabu),...

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The Risks Children Of Divorce Face [Infographic]

[ad_1] Children of divorce often struggle coping with all the change that their parents’ breakup causes. If they are exposed to any disagreements between their parents, they face additional risk factors and the adjustment is even more daunting. Although it is not a good idea to stay in a broken marriage solely for the kids’ sake, it is important for you to understand how difficult this transition is for a child whose brain still is developing. How your divorce goes can impact your child’s life for years to come. The good news is that you are not powerless in this process. Although...

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Focusing On Yourself During the Divorce Experience

[ad_1] Even before the divorce process has begun, your internal dialogue reflects the negative experiences you may be having. Any type of spats you may be having with your spouse can create a variety of voices that reflect the negativity in your household. These voices can whisper anything from “You’re messing this all up” to “You don’t deserve to be treated this way,” and while they may share sentiments that vary depending on the person and the situation, the insecurity that they incite can decimate your self-esteem, shifting your focus away from you and your own well-being. Struggling at home You may feel...

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How To Tell Your Children You’re Getting Divorced

[ad_1] One of the main reasons unhappy couples put off the decision to divorce is that they are worried about the effect their breakup will have on their kids. However, if your marriage is truly broken, then children are no reason to stay together. Your kids would be much better off seeing your and your wife handling the divorce process like mature adults and cooperating to effectively co-parent than they would be witnessing the two of you bickering because you are stuck in an unhappy relationship. Telling your children about your plans to divorce may be the toughest conversation you ever have....

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Study Examines the Influence of Parental Divorce, Separation on School Readiness

[ad_1] As a parent, you tell your children that they have one job: school. You tell them to study, do their homework, and do their best in school. You tell them to make sure to pay attention and to always try theirbest. This type of task can be difficult when you and your spouse are going through marital woes, in the process of a divorce, or have just completed the divorce process. Your children may be coming to grips with the idea that their parents are no longer living under the same roof and no longer are together. This can make them...

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Study Highlights International Differences in the Child Support System

[ad_1] Given the difficulties surrounding finances after divorce, it is understandable that the parent ordered to pay child support may require some time to get onto their own feet and offer assistance in financially supporting their child. However, the order of child support does not always allow the paying parent that opportunity. They are expected to pay their monthly amount on time, and if they do not, they are subject to falling behind on payments and racking up debt. This system is based on the child support model currently being employed by family courts and based on both the laws of the...

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Feeling ‘Left Behind’ as a Divorced Father

[ad_1] Noncustodial parents are left with tough choices when it comes to balancing raising their children according to the parenting plan outlined in the divorce decree, earning a paycheck, taking care of themselves physically, mentally, emotionally and financially, and paying alimony and child support. Sometimes, one or more of these tasks are not doable. Sometimes, prioritization has to occur, in order to sustain a life for yourself. When that happens, children caught in the middle of this situation can find themselves suffering as a result. Many noncustodial parents, especially dads, can find themselves missing out on so much of their child’s life....

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4 Benefits of Shared Parenting

[ad_1] With all of the recent legislative victories that support shared parenting as a legal standard in the United States, it is important to remember the equality that these types of decisions stand for. These decisions mark the importance of both parents in the lives of their shared children and state that the legal presumption of custody is shared, giving both of them custodial rights and parenting time. States like Kentucky have passed bills creating temporary joint custody and equal parenting time presumptions, and states like Florida, Kansas, Illinois and Michigan have discussed similar laws. These changes enable parents to become more...

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How Therapy Can Benefit Children Of Divorce

[ad_1] How divorce affects children of divorce is well documented. Although the amount of parental conflict kids are exposed to is more harmful than the actual event of divorce, the fact is that dealing with divorce is difficult. Your kids need your support now more than ever. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to help offset the effects of divorce on children, but you only have so much power. Depending on how your kids react, it might be worth enlisting the help of a counselor or therapist to aid in their divorce recovery. It might be worth enlisting the...

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Avoid “Good Cop, Bad Cop” Parenting After Divorce

[ad_1] After a divorce, your children may look at both of their parents through a slightly different lens, depending on your behavior and the behavior of your co-parent. With how often you, as a parent, look to mitigate the emotional impact of the divorce through distractions and tactics designed to promote a more positive atmosphere, it can be challenging to parent bad behavior. Depending on the child custody situation, you may have a lot of parenting time with your child, where you are able to keep their emotions and behavior in check, or you may have to trust that your co-parent...

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