Author Archives: Larry Sarezky

CUSTODY BATTLE MYTH #6: “The custody evaluation process is designed to protect children and is implemented by professionals acting on the children’s behalf.”

This is one of eight myths voiced by parents David & Laura Sherwood to rationalize their custody battle in #TalktoStrangersFilm, reflecting their misguided belief that they and the court system can protect their children. Contrary to the assertion by David (02:35)[1], the custody evaluation process is NOT designed to protect children. It is designed to

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CUSTODY BATTLE MYTH #5 “Kids want to be heard, and the custody process gives them that opportunity.”

This is 1 of 8 myths voiced by parents David & Laura Sherwood to rationalize their custody battle in #TalktoStrangersFilm. It reflects the parents’ sincere though misguided confidence in their ability to protect 9-year-old Nicholas and 12-year-old Emily during the custody case. Like the other myths Mom and Dad articulate, this one contains a kernel

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Custody Battle Myth #4: “With divorce so common, “the children won’t be embarrassed by ours.”

This is the 4th of 8 myths voiced by parents David and Laura Sherwood in #TalktoStrangersFilm to rationalize their custody litigation. As the story proceeds, we  see how much the kids are humiliated and compromised by the process. Nick is humiliated at being taken off the football field by Laura to meet with the attorney

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Settle Your Case Quicker and Cheaper with Empathy

Fifty years ago, a song called “What the World Needs Now Is Love” assured us that love was the only thing the world needed more of. Not to nitpick, but love isn’t the only thing the world has too little of. These days, it seems there’s an increasingly short supply of empathy as well. And

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Custody Battle Myth #3: If the adults act well, the kids will be fine.

Custody Battle Myth #3: If the adults act well, the kids will be fine. This is the third of the eight myths that parents David and Laura Sherwood voice in #TalktoStrangersFilm to rationalize their custody litigation. They both express confidence in their ability to protect their children, 12-year-old Emily and 9-year-ols Nicholas (02:45) from emotional

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Custody Battle Myth #2 “Children’s Amazing Resilience Protects Them During Divorce.”

Wait… WHAT??? Parents contemplating child custody or access battles often grasp for reasons to justify subjecting their children to an ordeal that may be more about the parents’ warfare than the children’s welfare. Many of those parents use popular myths about child-related litigation to rationalize placing their kids on the custody battlefield. Where children are

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Custody Battle Myth #1: Parents can help their children by “insulating” them from the divorce

This is the first of eight myths articulated by fictional parents David and Laura Sherwood at the outset of the short film Talk to Strangers. The Sherwoods are interviewed by a filmmaker as they begin to contest custody of their two children, twelve-year-old Emily and nine-year-old Nicholas. “We do a pretty good job of insulating

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Divorce Attorney/Mediator Wins Book Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2017 Divorce Attorney/Mediator Wins Book Award A Fairfield CT divorce lawyer/mediator’s unique divorce how-to book has won a National Indie Excellence Award for its uniquely compassionate, plain language explanation of divorce essentials plus rarely discussed “inside tips” on achieving more in divorce while worrying and spending less. Fairfield, CT – Fairfield Connecticut divorce

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