Handle children dating after divorce

20 Aug

When couples come into his Manhattan law office to hammer out a divorce settlement that seems likely to be especially contentious, attorney Todd Spodek adds something to the decor of the green-walled conference room that he hopes will calm things down: He scatters pictures of the couples' children across the surface of the hardwood conference table along which the two sides will face each other."I ask for pictures in advance — pictures of the kids in different settings: camp, home, at grandma and grandpa's house," says the attorney, who estimates he's handled thousands of divorces. government says 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce, as do 60 percent of second marriages and 73 percent of third marriages.

Given his feelings, it's only natural for him to not want you to get involved with another woman.The biggest test when remarrying is how your fiancee will fit into your family.What happens when your children are unwilling to accept your new love?How can I overcome my child's aversion to my girlfriend? His mother divorced me when he was about three, and has since remarried.At present, she has primary custody and I have visitation rights.