Newsletter | March 2021

Protecting the Children During a Divorce

 

Four Principles You Can Implement To Help Your Children Through Your Divorce

If you are thinking about a divorce, you are probably worried about how it will affect your children. Fortunately, children can survive a divorce with a minimum of harm if parents follow these four basic principles: exclusion, reassurance, example, and monitoring.
 
1. Exclusion: Children are not parties to the divorce. Consequently, they should not be part of the process. Fighting in front of children (even behind closed doors) should be curtailed as it involves them in the conflict. Parental conflict is very damaging to children. Studies show that children who experience parental conflict suffer serious negative consequences that persist into adulthood.
Children should never be brought into the conflict as pals, confidants, spies, or pawns.

Client Testimonial: Father's Rights

This is the story of how we helped our client stay in his children’s lives.
 
If you are the father of a child born out of wedlock, know that we will fight alongside you and guide you through the process of legitimation. Don’t try to do this alone, it’s not worth the risk of losing access to your son or daughter during their fleeting childhood years.
 

Hobson & Hobson, P.C. Success Story: We Saw It Coming

“People Will Lie During Divorce To Punish and Get What They Want”
 
Our vision of an ideal divorce is one that is amicable, with both husband and wife splitting assets and time with the children in an equitable way, but the truth is that doesn’t always happen. When you are faced with your once-loving partner and parent of your children lying and falsely accusing you of criminal behavior, it’s important to have an attorney on your side who has seen this type of behavior before and can advise you on your next steps. Then it is important to heed your attorney’s advice.
 
Elizabeth* and Richard are the parents of school-aged children. Richard travels frequently for work, and Elizabeth is a stay-at-home mom and the primary caregiver. Elizabeth called our office after her husband filed for divorce and full custody of the children. Richard began to falsely accuse his wife of cheating and became increasingly verbally and emotionally abusive in front of their children. He also frequently undermined the mother’s authority over the children, essentially alienating the children against their mother…