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For the sake of the kids, consider a civilized divorce

When a husband and wife go their separate ways in British Columbia, they only have their own interests to consider. However, when a mother and father get a divorce, there is a lot more at stake. For the sake of the children, parents should strive to approach the situation with respect and consideration. One former couple has made a sensation on the internet with their extremely touching devotion to their son, even after a divorce split the family in two.

A man and woman divorced in the spring of 2015, when their son was only a couple of years old. Realizing after the divorce that a family photo had not been taken since 2013, the mother arranged for a photographer and invited her ex-husband to join them. He agreed to come along for the photos. 

Annual family portraits have followed each year since, despite one parent living in Alaska and the other in South Carolina. They both agree that should either parent enter into a new relationship, that person will also be included in the photos. The mother believes their child is the better for having the opportunity to spend time with both his parents at the same time.

Children are impressionable and highly sensitive to the emotions of those around them. When parents divorce, it can be tough on their kids, but it may be possible to minimize the negative effects. By treating each other respectfully in court, or by avoiding litigation altogether, parents may reduce the level of strain during a difficult time. A British Columbia lawyer can use his or her knowledge of divorce and family law to help a person achieve his or her goal of a conflict-free end to a marriage.

Source: CNN, "This divorced couple still takes a family photo with their son", Doug Criss, April 6, 2017

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