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One of the most sensitive parts of a divorce is children. Both vulnerable and impressionable, it is very easy for children to be adversely affected by high level of tension and even hostility that comes out of divorce proceedings. Even when parents are fighting for their children’s best interests, the fight itself can leave children confused or emotionally wounded. Though a parent means well, they can cause lasting harm. Preserving a child’s well-being is our firm’s highest priority in every case involving children.

Because we are committed to the well-being of children and their families, we have made available extensive resources to help parents understand what their children are going through in a divorce. Using these resources, parents may be better equipped to protect their children from the pain and confusion that comes from the breaking up of the family. Even in an amicable situation, children will require careful handling and understanding—without this, your relationship with your children can be damaged for years to come. So, please utilize our resources and protect your children from undue stress through your divorce.

Children & Divorce

When the court considers the best interests of the children in an Allocation of Parental Responsibilities case, and the children involved are infants or toddlers, many courts will designate one parent as the primary caregiver based on the “Attachment Theory”. The basic premise of the Attachment ...
Divorce is very difficult for parents. It is even worse for children, and avoiding parental alienation is always the parents’ responsibility. Most adults have the experience to realize that even when they make mistakes, they will likely be able to recover and move on. Most divorcing adults also ...
About Creative Counseling Center Are your kids experiencing anxiety, a sense of overwhelming sadness or loneliness? If so, contact us by email of phone, we are here to help! We provide counseling services to children ages 2 and up, and also for teens, and adults. We specialize in childhood trauma ...
Top 3 Tips to Help Your Kids Survive Your Divorce: Establish an appropriate support system for the kids, through peers, extended family, school counselors and teachers. Each parent should get their own support system…parents should not rely on their children for emotional support at this time, it is ...
During custody litigation, parental decisions are often under a microscope. The smallest and most innocent parental decisions can be fuel in arguing primary parent status. Primary parent status not only allows the primary parent majority of overnight parenting time with the child, it can also allow ...
Although divorce is a painful and difficult transition for you and your spouse, it is important to remember that a divorce or legal separation is also a challenging time for your kids. To help your children through this trying time, we have provided a list of things that you can do to help your kids ...
Recent CFI Changes In Colorado, the role of the Child and Family Investigator (CFI) is to investigate, report, and make recommendations as specifically directed by the court in the appointment order. C.R.S. 14-10-116.5(2). In performing his or her duties, the CFI is required to take into ...
If you are a parent in an unhappy marriage, one of your main concerns is probably deciding what is best for your children. Many couples stay together purely for the sake of their children. While this impulse is very generous, couples have to consider whether raising children in a home where the ...
Protecting Your Child from the Impact of Divorce Although you cannot completely protect a child from the impact of divorce, there are things you can do to help them get through it: Starting the Healing Process When you deal with your own grief in a positive way, your actions will show your children ...
Divorce affects all family members, and minor children often have a difficult time understanding why Mommy and Daddy no longer want to live together. While older children may understand the concepts of falling out of love, infidelity and irreconcilable differences, they may still need help coping ...
You don't tell your child everything about your life, and you don't need to introduce them to everyone you know. If you have dated a person for several weeks following your divorce, you do not have to keep your dates a secret, but delay introducing this person to your children until you have created ...
Establish an appropriate support system for the kids, through peers, extended family, school counselors and teachers. Each parent should get their own support system…parents should not rely on their children for emotional support at this time, it is too much of an emotional burden on the children. ...
When talking to kids about divorce, it’s critical to keep in mind what makes child psychology distinct and to account for that. Above all, make sure that the children hear and hear it often that the divorce is not their fault. Children often look for a reason or for someone to blame. They need ...
While many couples hope to part amicably, it’s an unfortunate fact that most divorces are contentious. With contention often comes parental alienation, which is the act of pitting one parent against the other when the couple has children. If you are facing divorce or are in the process of divorce, ...
A parent can lose contact with their child for any number of reasons. Therapeutic reintegration is an effective way of gradually and safely reintroducing or sometimes introducing the parent/child relationship with the goal of establishing a healthy and loving relationship between parent and child. ...
The issue of “children’s rights” is clearly at the forefront of American jurisprudence today. However, it is only fairly recently that these issues have finally come to be prominently discussed by lawyers, judges, and legislatures. In fact, our common law history inherited from England treated ...
If you are unclear on how best to explain divorce to your children, consult this guide of words that will help you put your complicated family situation into simpler terms. You can also browse our list of frequently asked questions about divorce for answers to other questions and concerns. Child ...
Let your children know that the divorce is between you and your spouse and that they did not cause your separation. Your children need to know that they are not responsible for the divorce and cannot remedy the issues between you, and parents need to be open-minded about how divorce affects children ...
"The best interests of the children" is a phrase used in Colorado family law matters to determine the division of parental responsibilities. The Colorado courts consider many factors to define the best interests of the children involved, but perhaps the most important is if parents actions indicate ...

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