Divorce and the Best Interests of Children/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

Posted on January 6, 2015


Judith Wallerstein’s life work detailed how divorce had a negative impact on the involved children. But not all parents make the same mistake. A recent article by Tara Eisenhard discussed “3 Things My Parents Did Well”. The parents in question worked collaboratively, encouraged relationships with the “other parent” and allowed the children freedom to determine how the visitation schedule would be be crafted. These parents understood the meaning of “the best interests” of their children.

Confrontational divorce will surely exact a price from the children who are the products of the marriage. Ask a parent if they love their children and they will swear that the answer is an ffirmative one. Consider whether warring couples in a divorce can truly reach out to the children’s “best interests”. Loving children is more than a slogan. It is backed up by action. Civil divorce can allow for protecting the children’s “best interests”. Any other course of action will leave this to chance. Don’t children deserve more?