Divorce is always difficult but divorcing couples with minor children are often doubly concerned about the impact that the divorce is having on their children. Debbie Schneider, Esq. an attorney-mediator at Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation speaks with Georganne Ford about child custody.
Custody of minor children in a divorce is often the most important topic for all concerned. In our mediation practice, we ask our couples to meet with a family/child therapist and create a parenting plan.
A common mistake is this: the teacher and school staff are assuming this child lives in a two parent home. The beginning of school, school events, and issues that come up while a child is in school, like the above example, can highlight change in the home for both the child and parents.