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March 2013 Archives

Most children affected in the short term by divorce

One of the common and misguided notions about divorce states that the process negatively affects all children. Sure, divorce can be hard on most children because it ushers in a period of major change, but that does not necessarily mean divorce will have a long-lasting effect on them.

Deion Sanders granted sole custody of two of three children

Famed former Dallas Cowboys football player Deion Sanders and his estranged wife were entangled in a child custody case filled with scathing testimony for two weeks. Finally, the case has come to a resolution, and the NFL Hall of Famer came out with a relatively favorable outcome.

Think of an Austin ex-spouse as a parenting business partner

Published advice from family counselors has raised awareness of the impact of divorce on children. Consequently, many Travis County parents who thought marital dissolution was a solely personal experience now know children have strong emotional and behavioral responses to divorce.

Should it be harder for men and women to get married?

The unfortunate reality of today's world is that no matter how many people benefit from divorce - giving spouses the chance to escape loveless and sometimes abusive relationships - there is still a negative stigma tied to it. Those who think divorce has destroyed the traditional American family generally argue that it should be harder to obtain divorce.