To Divorce or Not To Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

Posted on April 26, 2015

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A recent Dear Abby column had a divorce question. Wife  no longer desires a life with Husband. Should she stay in order to ensure that the children have two parents. Surely this is not a new type of question. The answer begins with the common wisdom. Is it truly in the children’s interest to have their parents stay in an unhappy marriage? The analysis then briefly introduces the question of whether Husband might be willing to seek professional help in resolving differences. If the positive alternative of therapy is not doable, the final conclusion of the columnist is this: Divorce, have an amicable divorce and have a shared custody arrangement. Divorce is never a proper solution when reconciliation is a possibility. However, amicable divorce always makes sense as opposed to litigation and court drama. Mediation, not litigation, is the course to pursue when children’s needs are a consideration. Mediate don’t litigate.

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