Saturday, September 24, 2016

Divorce & Kids

From CBS News:

In the wake of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce announcement this week, many may be wondering how their six children will weather the split. Divorce experts say children’s responses and needs after a marriage ends vary depending on their age and personality. But how parents continue to communicate with each other is the pivotal factor in a child’s post-divorce well-being.

Jolie, 41, and Pitt, 52, were married just over two years ago but had been together for more than a decade. ET Online has quoted sources saying the couple struggled with differences in parenting styles for their six kids – Maddox, Shiloh, Pax, Zahara, and twins Vivienne and Knox – who range in age from 8 to 15.

“A child’s age doesn’t affect how much they react but how they react,” divorce mediator Robert Emery, a professor of psychology and director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Virginia, told CBS News.

Read more here.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2016/09/divorce-kids.html

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