Friday, June 21, 2013

Making It Stink Less For The Kids

I've been reading a bunch of blog posts about how screwed up kids get (i) when their parents are divorcing or divorced (e.g., kids feel pressured to take sides); or (ii) when their parents are - well, just a mess.

So I'm thinking, okay, everything thinks divorce lawyers make it worse, by pushing people into being even more polarized. They only care about the money and don't care how screwed up the kids get. Right?  


The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (I'm admittedly biased since I'm a Fellow) has a some terrific cheap publications, and even a couple of free links on their web site which are amazing, all of which are instructive, informative, and designed to reduce friction and tension.  I've shared the links on a few blogs, and thought it only right to post them on my own:

With all that collective knowledge (from the top 1600 divorce lawyers in the US) of exactly how rotten life can be for the kids who are in the midst of family upheaval, the AAML was able to create a Children's Bill of Rights.

Yes, it's that good.  Please judge for yourself.


  1. Terri
    Great post and good advice.
    How the heck are you lady?

    Jeannie Goldstein

  2. Hey there Jeannie! I'm in quite a state - just finished my novel, and in the process of seeking an agent. This is almost as wrenching -maybe more so - as waiting for a trial decision on a case you've been killing yourself on for five years!!

  3. Congratulation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I know you are going to be rich and famous. Just remember me when you are dishing out the bucks.


    1. Awww, thanks for the vote of confidence, Jeannie! : )