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What you should know about child custody battles

September 26, 2011  |   Divorce,Divorce advice,Divorce law   |     |   0 Comment

What you should know about child custody battles

Child custody battles is a process in which a judge decides who gains custody of children, during a divorce. Often when a couple decides to divorce, children are involved if the parents are not communicating with each other, a judge decides who will gain custody. Child custody battles involve minor children; they are under 18 years of age therefore, they cannot decide on their own. Divorce is a painful process to endure, and when a couple is involved in a divorce, children most often are torn between both parents. The battle is often about both parents wanting to gain full custody of the children.  Usually, mothers are given custody of children, as they are considered to be the best care givers.  But, it seems that it is no longer the case the court decides what is best for children involved during a custody battle. A person affiliated with the court, or a social worker, spends time with both parents. An evaluation of parents takes place, to determine who is the most suitable and responsible parent.  The judge will decide if the child should stay with one parent, a family member, or ...

The effects of divorce on Teenage children

September 26, 2011  |   Divorce,Divorce advice,Post divorce   |     |   0 Comment

The effects of divorce on Teenage children

Statistically, divorce rates are escalating, couples around the world are resorting to divorce as a solution to their problems.  Children are often caught in between and each age group is affected differently, in this case, how does divorce affect teenagers? Teenagers are at a difficult age, where they are transforming from children into adults. It is a difficult transition to endure; hormones, social pressure and friends have a great influence on their development.  It is challenging to confront teenagers, during such a tremendous shift in their lives. Often teenagers turn inwardly, or they confide in friends. The relationship between a teenager and a parent is affected by adolescence.  Teenagers feel that they cannot express themselves to their parents.  Their judgement of their parents is heightened by this transition, and conflict often occurs.  It is an important part of a teenager’s life, to be conscious of events that unfold, as it has a tremendous impact on their adulthood. Teenagers are trying to establish, where they belong. They contemplate about their future, and often it involves being the complete opposite of their parents. Teenagers are judgmental, critical and exceptionally vulnerable to outside influence. When ...

DeMartini Facilitator Zoe Lapinsky

June 12, 2011  |   Divorce,Divorce advice,Divorce law   |     |   0 Comment

DeMartini Facilitator Zoe Lapinsky

“Why don’t you take all the people who are making your life difficult, bring them to me and then your life will be better.” (Dr Wayne Dyer) If your first thought was “Where do I sign up” then keep reading. There is a way for you to do just that. Well, it’s going to feel like that at the end. You bring your thoughts, feelings and perceptions of them to me and together, we make your life better....yes, there is something you can do about their anger, depression, arrogance, stubbornness, etc. Instead of banging your head against that same wall, clear it! Get the perspective of time, that ‘blessing in disguise’ without the long wait. (Dr John Demartini) 50% of marriages end in divorce. We’re scared of it. We’re scared of what it’ll do to us and our children. Parents are scared of living by themselves, of the enormous change their lives undergo, of the loss that they now have to deal with. How do they explain it to themselves – am I a failure, why couldn’t I make my marriage work? How do I explain it to my children, my parents, my friends, and what if that’s the business partnership too? Often we’re so busy ...