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When to Worry about Changes in Child Behavior after Divorce: Part 1

By Nottage and Ward on September 28, 2012

Children do not respond to divorce in exactly the same way, especially when they are at different ages. But what general behavior is a natural reaction to divorce and what behavior signifies the need for additional intervention, such as therapy and/or counseling? Divorcing parents who don’t know what types of behavior changes to expect can become worried over any change, but not everything is a red flag. In this two-part blog series, the Chicago family law attorneys at Nottage and Ward will discuss when behavior changes are and are not warning signs.

According to an article in The Huffington Post, the following are, generally, the natural behavioral changes that may occur after divorce, from birth through pre-school age.

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Back-to-School after Divorce: What Parents Can Learn from Teachers, Part 1

By Nottage and Ward on August 24, 2012

As experienced divorce attorneys at Nottage and Ward, we recognize that divorce impacts you, your ex, and your children, and how you handle your divorce and co-parenting can make that impact minor or severe, positive or negative. While divorce most directly affects you and your children, another group of people can also see how a divorce, and your handling of the divorce, impacts your children: teachers. From observing great collaboration and cooperation between parents to observing one parent use their child to get back at the other, teachers see well-adjusted children and children who are acting out and being emotionally torn apart.

This two-part blog series offers parents advice from the perspective of teachers, who have to handle more issues and situations than people realize. A group of teachers gave The Huffington Post the following tips for divorced parents, based on their own experiences with children (and parents) in their classrooms:

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Attorney Leslie Fineberg Explores Pre- and Post-Divorce Parenting Issues

By Nottage and Ward on June 29, 2012

Regardless of the type of divorce, whether it is a heated court battle or amicably mediated, when there are children involved, a parent must do all he or she can to ensure a positive adjustment. Leslie Fineberg, an experienced divorce lawyer in Chicago at the Illinois family law firm of Nottage and Ward, has years of experience in helping divorcing couples come to the best arrangement for their children, but there is so much more that can affect how a child adjusts to his or her new lifestyle than the divorce agreement.

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