There are several articles in today’s NYTimes that reflect a change in today’s families, on this Father’s Day, 2011:
- A front page article about President Obama’s evolving views of gay marriage.
- Baby Makes 4, And Complications – A long and very personal portrait of a Park Slope mother, child, sperm donor/father and his partner.
- How Divorce Lost Its Groove, about the attitudes young people have toward divorce, and how they are trying to make it gentler on their kids — often because they themselves grew up with divorced parents. (I’d like to think that mediation and collaborative practice are part of that gentler form of divorce.)
Today’s families really are evolving, changing — based upon love, convenience, economics, creativity, changing values, mindfulness … I am grateful to have a law practice that helps families create legal structures to validate what they already know – that it is love that makes the family.