Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Speaking About Divorce With Children

I often have to tell my clients that it is 100% not appropriate to speak with their children about any of their divorce proceedings. Children, no matter whether they are 1 years old or 21 years old, should not have to involve themselves in their parents' divorce case. They should not have to run interference, nor should they be the bearers of messages between one parent or the other. The court can look unkindly upon a party who is using their children as a way of communicating to their soon to be ex. The following article about the divorce between Hulk Hogan and his wife is a prime example of what can happen if you involve your children in your divorce.


Ann Marie said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Children should not be forced into the situation of mediator to their parents. It is very important that parents are aware of the effects their divorce is having on their children. I feel for Nick Hogan if such is the case in that article. I work for, it is an online community for women navigating through the various stages of divorce and life thereafter. A great deal of emphasis has been made on this topic on our site check it out.
Just my two cents
Ann Marie

Avi said...

I just started a blog for children to start talking about dealing with parents going through divorce while involving their kids.

Tim said...

Here are some good tips on how to minimize the effects of the divorce on children: