Kids in Divorce

June 7th, 2013 by John Schuman

Should the Kids Be Involved in the Divorce???

Kids in Divorce: Should the Kids Be Involved in the Divorce???

Parents involved in a separation and divorce often wonder if the children should be involved in the process of creating the new reality for the family.  On the one hand, the change has profound impact on every aspect of a child’s life and changes his or her life forever.  Because of that, children often want input.  On the other hand, separation and divorce involve a lot of adult issues, there is no doubt that exposure to conflict between parents has a negative impact on kids and often children do need or want the stress of having to make decisions about their parents, which can sometimes mean making decisions FOR their parents.  Nobody wants to hurt their own kids.  On this page you will find crucial information and links to protect your children in a divorce or separation.

John recently did a TV interview on what role children should play in their parent’s divorce.  The video, below, discusses whether the children should be involved, and whether their opinion matters in court.  John also explains what to do if a child does not want to see one parent and what happens if a parent brings a child to family court.  As a Certified Specialist in Family Law, with years of experience, John explains how to protect your kids in a separation or divorce.

The Role Children Play In Divorce
In this video, John Schuman explains how important is to understand the role children play in divorce.


Kids in Divorce

John P. Schuman is an expert on the voice of the child.  He is known for his sensitivity for children’s’ interests and his concerns for children’s rights.  Divorce Source Radio interviewed John on “Kids in Divorce.”  You can listen to that interview by CLICKING HERE.  John has also done many public appearances discussing what role the children should play int their parent’s separation or divorce and how to best to protect the children during that process.  One of John’s “intimate and interactive discussions” was converted into and episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast. John discusses the issue of what to do if a child says he does not want to see the other parent on this page.   You can listed to that episode by CLICKING HERE.  You can also learn how to help a child who is desperate to be heard in divorce court by reading this article.  On the left are links to several articles and other media about children’s issues in divorce and separation.

The following is an excerpt from John Schuman’s Book The Devry Smith Frank Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law.  This section discusses the roles that children can play in their parent’s separation and divorce.  (The full book is available – at discount – by clicking here, or looking at your local bookstore.  You aslo get one at initial consults with John that can be booked through Brooke Kennedy at 416-446-5847 or click here to email her.)

Kids in Divorce – Should The Children Be Involved In The Divorce Process?

Kids in Divorce: Should the Kids Be Involved in the Divorce?

Kids in Divorce: Should the Kids Be Involved in the Divorce?

This was written by John P. Schuman

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