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Words of Wisdom

May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!
Proverbs 23:25

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Appreciating Mothers

A Message From Senior Partner and Owner Tom Marks...

A mother’s love is unlike any other. Dealing with family law cases, I see firsthand how irreplaceable a mother or mother figure’s role is in a household dynamic. Proverbs says “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. “ Both traditional and nontraditional families, benefit from having two parents present. As we prepare to celebrate the women who brought our children into the world, I ask that we reflect on what their presence truly symbolizes in our lives.

Mothers are responsible for day-to-day operations in many families. They make sure the children get to school, dance rehearsals, baseball practices, play dates, etc. Proverbs also says “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” It can be easy for us as fathers to get caught up in our own routines, but we should try to show our appreciation to our wives and even our former spouses more often.

The bond between a mother and her children is founded on unconditional love. Although we as parents will always love our kids, going through a divorce may change the way you view the mother of your children. However, for their sake, I ask you to be mindful of how you portray her. Make an effort to be civil and support your kids while they honor her. As co-parents, you are a team, after all.

To the mothers who are going through or have gone through a divorce, realize that you are no less of a parent than you were prior to the end of your marriage. Your children still love you and they always will. I encourage you to make the most of your quality time together.

Happy Mother’s Day on behalf of The Marks Law Firm Team.

Thomas D. Marks, Esq.

Parenting Through Divorce

It is sometimes hard to see how our divorce is affecting our children because we are hurting so badly ourselves. It is easy to let our pain blind us to the needs of our children. Many times, the thing our kids need most is the thing that is the hardest thing for us to do: Be nice to our spouse.

Don't do it because the other parent "deserves" it. Do it because your children deserve it.

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