Divorce and financial issues

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Divorce and financial issues

Financial issues are one of those areas that we recommend to parents they almost never talk about. That is the finances are not the child's business. So we want the child protected from that type of information. What we do recommend is to say something along the lines of, "daddy's going to have a place to live and mommy's going to have a place. We may not be able to stay in the same house. And we may need to change things a little bit." I've seen for example some parents who had children in private school that they now need to go to public school. That's part of the fabric of divorce. We try not to make either parent a bad guy as a result of that but rather say something along the lines of, "our lives may change in different ways, but we're still a family even though we're two separate families. And we're going to get through this together."

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Dr. Alan Yellin is a licensed psychologist as well as licensed marriage and family therapist.  He has been in practice for over 30 years working with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Yellin did his post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. In his practice, he sees children with learning problems, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, fears and social skills issues. Additionally, he has a sub-specialty in working with children from divorced families as well as helping parents deal more effectively with their divorce. Dr. Yellin’s practice also includes working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive issues as well as issues around life passages. Dr. Yellin believes that therapy works best when the client and therapist have a collaborative relationship as they explore thoughts and feelings and work towards solutions, and uses a combination of scientific data along with humor to help people achieve change. He is in a long-term happy marriage and has two grown children.

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