Kobe Bryant Divorce: How Will A Reported Reconciliation Affect The Bryants’ Kids?
Posted by Levine Communications Office on June 13, 2012
By: Natasha Burton
Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, is not planning to sign her divorce docs – which she filed in December 2011 — and may, in fact, be reconciling with her basketball-star husband, according to a Tuesday report from TMZ.
Multiple studies have shown the negative impact that divorce has on children. Those from divorced families can feel like outsiders. in their own homes, have a higher rate of suicides and are more likely to get divorced themselves. While researchers have looked at the effect on children when a parent marries multiple times, there hasn’t been a comprehensive study that addresses the effect on children when their parents remarry — or reconcile with — each other.
Looking for insight, I turned to marriage experts who have seen similar situations professionally (but have not worked with the Bryants in particular).
Santa Monica, Calif.-based divorce attorney Mike Kelly, who has handled many high-income celebrity splits over the course of his 42-year career, said that because their daughters are young, the Bryants are doing the right thing by trying to reconcile. “These two people staying together is for the best interest of the kids,” he said.
To check out the rest of this article go to huffingpost.com