When things get ugly, a divorcing couple may use children to try to negotiate the terms of their divorce. Mostly this is done unconsciously. Either way, it is strongly recommendable that every effort is placed to keep children out of the dispute between their parents. Parental disputes can harm mental and emotional development of their minor children. I approach every case personally. I can lead you through tour divorce stages and suggest appropriate measures, as well as counseling or mediation sessions, when they appear to be recommendable.