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Parental Alienation: A Heartache for Parent and Child

What is parental alienation? Usually occurring after a bitter divorce, it is when one parent’s behavior damages, and in some cases destroys, the relationship between a child and the child’s other parent. In a severe case, the alienating parent and child work together to vilify the Read more

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Is Open Access After Divorce Always Best for Children?

Recent studies show that after a divorce, children prefer—and fare better—having open access to both parents. “Open access” means frequent, unrestricted access to the noncustodial parent, if one parent has primary physical custody. This sounds ideal. But is open access realistic for most people? Access Read more

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What is Collaborative Divorce?

In the last 15 years, a new method for getting a divorce has been developed, to avoid the bitter and often unnecessary conflict many couples experience. Mary F. Kelly has been at the forefront of this effort in Westchester, as an early member of the New Read more

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How to Choose an Attorney for Your Divorce

Divorce is a life-changing event, and it can involve numerous people:  children, therapists, accountants, family members, and attorneys. Your attorney is a crucial player in the divorce process, and since this may be your first time working with an attorney, it’s important to choose one Read more

Is There Such a Thing as a Good Divorce?

You and your spouse are facing divorce.  You may agree about divorcing, or one spouse may say, “The marriage is over and I want a divorce.”  Whether you or your spouse initiates the divorce or it’s a mutual decision, you are facing a life-changing event Read more