The Impact of Divorce on Children

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The Impact of Divorce on Children

Emily Grandy

Abstract

The discussion entitled The Impact of Divorce on Children takes an in-depth look at the impact divorce has on children academics. Research has shown that children that have experienced divorce amongst their parents are two times as likely to repeat a grade level. In addition research has discovered children of divorced parents are five times as likely to be expelled or suspended from the school system. College students in research surveys have confessed that being from divorced family have affected their relationship with their parents, and other personal activities. The impact of divorce is not all negative in concerns to a child or adolescences academic performance. The National Education Longitudinal Study research the theory of did the experience of divorce have a negative impact on performance on standardized test. The results of the study showed that children from divorced parents do not have a negative impact on their cognitive skills. The researchers came to the conclusion that cross-sectional estimates exaggerate the unfavorable effect of parental divorce.

The Impact of Divorce on Children

The discussion entitled The Impact of Divorce on Children takes an in-depth look at the impact divorce has on children academics. The divorce process can have a variety of consequences that could affect the separating family. Researchers have discovered that some of the affects that a divorce can cause are view, memory, opinion, and attitude. During the divorce process factors such as peer-pressure can contribute to the child stress level. Research has shown that children that have experienced divorce amongst their parents are two times as likely to repeat a grade level. In addition research has discovered children of divorced parents are five times as likely to be expelled or suspended from the school system. College students in research surveys have confessed that being from divorced family have affected their relationship with their parents, and other personal activities. The impact of divorce is not all negative in concerns to a child or adolescences academic performance. The National Education Longitudinal Study research the theory of did the experience of divorce have a negative impact on performance on standardized test. The results of the study showed that children from divorced parents do not have a negative impact on their cognitive skills. The researchers came to the conclusion that cross-sectional estimates exaggerate the unfavorable effect of parental divorce.

The Process of Divorce

The divorce process cannot be defined by a couple of sentences. The process of divorce involves a series of steps and explanations. Researchers Alan Booth and Lynn White (1980) have mentioned a premise for some causes of divorce. Divorce could be followed in a series of events by an extended duration of separation. This period of extended separation is a sign of marital instability, and show thoughts of divorce are present (p.605). The process of a divorce has to go through a phase called the Original Petition for Divorce. This letter maybe sometimes referred to as a Letter of Complaint. In the original documentation a reference of any patrons will be listed such as children. Within the document the departing party also known as the petitioner will give a detail description of their reasons for wanted to end their marital status to the respondent.

After this step has taken place the respondent will be served with the divorce notice. The respondent has thirty days to hire a lawyer in their defense. During this time frame restraining orders and child custody can be requested from the courts. The occurring steps that will proceed are temporary divorce orders, divorce discovery, disclosures, interrogatories, admissions of facts, request for production, depositions, divorce mediation, divorce court, after divorce court, and the option to appeal a divorce...
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