Are you contemplating divorce but worried what affects it may have on your child(ren)? According to Dr. Jean Clinton, a clinical psychiatrist and professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, high parental conflict, whether during marriage or divorce, has negative effects on children’s learning and future health. However, bringing down the level of intensity in a conflict can make a difference, so when thinking about your divorce, remember that lower conflict will have more positive affects on your child(ren). Types of low-conflict divorce include mediation and collaborative divorce. At Mutual Solutions we work with your family on all aspects of your divorce to ensure conflict is minimised.