Springfield Collaborative Divorce, colleagues of the 3-C Family Services team and producers of the Divorce Without Drama series, have released a new video that focuses on a child’s perspective when parents are divorcing. Kerry Burleigh, a partner at the law firm, says events like holidays and birthdays can be overwhelmingly painful and typically cause internalized grief for children whose parents have separated.
In this latest installment of the Divorce Without Drama series, the “Kids Caught in the Middle” video provides a candid look inside the feelings and thoughts of these children.
“There’s nothing more heartbreaking than children caught in the middle of a bitter divorce contest. As more people face the crisis of divorce, many are looking for a legal process that will protect their rights and shield them from more conflict than they’re already experiencing.” Mark Springfield, founding partner of Springfield Collaborative Divorce, explains.
In producing videos for our Divorce Without Drama series, Springfield Collaborative Divorce strives to bring more awareness to a legal process that can actually help to reduce drama-filled conflict during a divorce rather than exacerbate it.
The collaborative divorce method is a legal process that helps to minimize the trauma children experience when their parents choose to divorce. An increasing number of studies illustrate the correlation between increased conflict between parents going through divorce and the level of suffering and emotional impact experienced by the children during and after the process.