Monday, May 10, 2010

Daddy has a new girlfriend?

I sometimes come across issues when my clients' are going through a divorce that I have no legal remedy for. The biggest non-legal issue that comes up when dealing with children is when is it appropriate to introduce children to a new girlfriend/boyfriend and whether or not there is anything legally you can do to stop that from happening. Unless this new person is a sexual offender, child abuser or somehow a danger to your children, you have to come to terms with the fact that the courts cannot do anything to stop your ex-spouse from introducing whomever they feel appropriate to spend time with your children. However, many psychologists and experts would agree that there are many reasons why you should wait before introducing your children to your new girlfriend or boyfriend. When going through a divorce, its important to separate your feelings about your your ex's new friend from your children's feelings and do your best, no matter how angry you are, to co-parent your children with your ex. Your children will thank you for it in the future.

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