By Michael Aurit, JD, MDR | Parents often misinterpret the ways children act during divorce. These misunderstandings can lead to destructive custody battles. Mediation is constructive.
By Virginia L Colin | Despite the pain of their separation, numerous misunderstandings, and frightening arguments, this mom and dad made a plan that protected their child.
Next Generation Now: How Family Law Attorneys Can Advocate for Clients By Educating Them About Children
By Michael Aurit, JD, MDR | Child custody battles rage on in every city and town in America. Many of these divorce wars revolve around each parent accusing the other of some degree of bad parenting that has negatively affected their children. Parents often point to the child’s behavior as evidence of the child’s “true feelings” or of the other’s poor parenting. Lawyers can best serve such clients by helping them learn more about normal child behavior.
There is considerable concern in Canada about how to reduce the adversarial nature of family law proceedings and promote better relationships between separating parents. We report here on a recent survey of Canadian legal professionals that reflects support for mediation and certain amendments to the parenting provisions of the Divorce Act.