Divorce Can Be Traumatic for Kids But Here’s What You Can Do Photo of Michele Hart I have practiced law for 24 years and the past 18 years, I have focused exclusively on divorce and family law cases. I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer. I admired the power that I believed lawyers had to “win” rights for the clients they served. After all, I’ve always been a fighter. I have been knocked down a few times but I always found the strength and determination to get up and get back in the game.
Michele Hart Divorce & Family Law< I have practiced law for 24 years and the past 18 years, I have focused exclusively on divorce and family law cases. I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer. I admired the power that I believed lawyers had to “win” rights for the clients they served. After all, I’ve always been a fighter. I have been knocked down a few times but I always found the strength and determination to get up and get back in the game.
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Divorce Can Be Traumatic for Kids But Here’s What You Can Do

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Divorce Can Be Traumatic for Kids But Here’s What You Can Do

I am changing what I said previously in this post and in others.  When I said that it is the conflict that exists in the home, not the actual divorce itself, that is most emotionally destructive to children. Since then, I’ve immersed myself

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Divorce and Co-parenting: is 50/50 Parenting Time the Way to Go?

Parenting roles have come a long way.  And for separated and divorced parents, New Jersey law has come to reflect these changing roles. Back when my parents were divorced in the late 1970s, it was typically the mom’s role as

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New Jersey Child Custody Basics for Divorcing Parents

More often than not, divorcing parents make their own decisions as to custody and parenting time for their children.  New Jersey family courts have the authority to make orders concerning the care, custody, education, and maintenance of children when parents

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Seven Dos and Don’ts to Ease Divorce Transition for your Kids

When you’re going through a divorce, it can be hard enough just keeping things together for yourself.  So, trying to be a good parent when you’re at your worst can be overwhelming and exhausting. These 7 DOs and DON’TS for

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Divorced Parents and the 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit

You might know that with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, parents can get monthly checks over the second half of this year as an advance payment on their 2021 child tax credit. Starting with payments on July 15, 2021,

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The One Thing Most Divorcing Parents Don’t Know: The Path to an Amicable Divorce

If you are considering divorce, it’s common to want to avoid or postpone divorce to protect your kids. As a family lawyer for over 20 years, I often hear parents voice intense concern that their kids would have a hard

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Divorce and Kids: What Your Children Are Likely Thinking and the Four Answers They Need

Divorce can be tough – and when you have kids, you might tend to worry about how they’ll handle this difficult transition. As a family lawyer for over 20 years and a former teen of divorced parents, I know all

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Three Tips for Navigating the Holidays for Separated or Divorced Parents

Divorce can be one of life’s most difficult transitions.  If you’re a parent and are recently separated or divorced, here are 3 tips for sharing the kids with your spouse during the holidays. 1.        Have your lawyer

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Why It’s Important to Protect Your Child if Your Spouse is an Alcoholic

Scary statistics show that alcoholism affects about 18 million adults in the U.S. and 6.6 million children younger than 18 years old live in households with at least one alcoholic parent.  This post identifies how your kids might be affected by having

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Should you Move Out of the Marital Home When You Decide to Divorce?

When you and your spouse decide to divorce, it can be difficult to remain together in the marital home.  Young kids, in particular, can often sense the discord or hostility between you and your spouse.  Even if there is no

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