With fifty percent of all children in the United States experiencing parental separation before the age of eighteen (and an even higher percentage when the children of never-married parents are included), parental separation has become an epidemic in our community and in our country. In San Diego County, more than 15,000 children a year are caught in the middle of their parent’s relationship issues, and unfortunately very few resources exist to help these children through some of the most difficult times in their lives.
Kids’ Turn, a non-profit organization, is the only program in San Diego dedicated to working with the entire family to achieve an amicable and healthy divorce that specifically focuses on the children. Children whose parents divorce or separate are at a much higher risk of suffering from mental and physical health issues than their counterparts with intact families, yet their plight is often unseen and unrecognized. Custody disputes and ongoing conflicts place children in a no-win situation. Resources to help children when parents are adversaries are scarce. The Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC maintains a strong dedication to working with these types of organizations to build these resources and help the community. Since 1996, Kids’ Turn has worked with San Diego family law firms, like that of The Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC, to fill that void and has a track-record of proven success.
The mission of Kids’ Turn San Diego is to promote, support and secure the well-being of children who are experiencing the challenges of family separation. As a low cost solution for families experiencing the pain of divorce or separation, Kids’ Turn listens to the voices of children as they express their problems when their parents divorce. Many families are taking Kids’ Turn workshops because of the recommendation of an attorney, teacher or counselor, or because of their own desire to make a traumatic life change as healthy for their family as possible. The Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC utilizes Kids’ Turn as a resource to supplement the family law expertise that is consistently provided.
Kids’ Turn’s goals are simple but important. It is Kids’ Turn’s goal to reduce conflict, increase communication and maintain a supportive, cohesive environment in which family members can openly talk and solve problems. Furthermore, Kids’ Turn aims to protect and promote the health and well-being of children as they grow up in two homes. The Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC specializes in complex family law issues and truly recognize the benefits of organizations like Kids’ Turn.
If you and your spouse are going through a divorce and need an attorney who understands the sensitive and complex issues involved in child custody and child support disputes, call the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC at (858) 793-8884 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.