Category Archives: Children

Telling the Kids About your Kansas Divorce

It may be hard to tell your spouse you want a divorce, but when it comes to telling the children, this is the most difficult task for a majority of my clients. In a perfect world, you and your spouse would sit down with the children together, advise them that Mom and Dad are [...]

Co-Parenting Tip: Be Present During Your Parenting Time

Well, duh.  I have to be there since I am the one responsible for taking care of my kids.  Not what I mean.  Being present means being there with your full mind, attention and energy.  While this may not be feasible to do 100% of the time, it is especially important to do if you [...]

Kansas Divorce and Religion

A man in Chicago is facing 6 months of jail time for getting his daughter baptized.  What??  Well, of course, it is not that simple, but what you must know is this:  The parents of the minor child are currently involved in a divorce, and there is a 30 day Temporary Restraining Order restricting Dad [...]

Discussing your Kansas Divorce with your College Age Children

Many people wait until their children have left home to file for divorce, thinking the divorce will be easier on their children once they are grown.  Waiting until you have an empty-nest is not always easier on the children. In fact, according to the author of He’s History; You’re Not: Surviving Divorce After Forty , [...]

What Should I Discuss With My Children About My Kansas Divorce?

I am not a therapist, nor do I pretend to be, however, in the field of family law, the line between attorney and therapist is bound to be crossed at one point or another during the divorce process.  My clients main concern is usually their children, and quite honestly, it should be.  Many clients have [...]

Agreement to Pay for College Expenses in Divorce Settlement

I previously authored a post regarding Kansas Child Support and college expenses.  The child support guidelines do not include payment for college.   If you and your spouse include in your divorce decree or settlement agreement terms regarding payment of college expenses for your children, be sure to think long and hard on what you are [...]

How Kids Feel About Divorce

This article was posted on MSNBC:
What Do Kids Want Parents to Know about Divorce?
GordonPoll Youth Survey(TM) Queries Youth on Divorce, Marriage, and Conflict
In a landmark national survey of teenagers, The GordonPoll Youth Survey(TM) found that more than three-quarters of teens believed that mothers and fathers are equally qualified to care for teens after a divorce. [...]