Divorce isn’t easy on anybody, but children are especially affected when their parents split. Now a new documentary, produced by Rosie O’Donnell takes on the subject of how parents can help their children cope with divorce. “Don’t Divorce Me! Kid’s Rules for Parents on Divorce will be part HBO’s fall lineup.
According to a press release from HBO the film will, “combine candid interviews, drawings, songs and photos, this insightful film gives kids the chance to share poignant stories of how divorce has impacted their lives -- and helpful advice to their parents.”
Rosie is no stranger to divorce. She split with Kelli Carpenter in 2004 after three years of marriage so she knows a little bit about the topic. She will be the films executive producer.
Rosie previously produced a critically acclaimed film for HBO “A Family is a Family Is a Family,” which focused on the family unit of same-sex marriages.
When a couple with children decides to divorce, their primary concern will be child custody and support. Though parents may be concerned about their child’s or children’s well-being, an ugly divorce can thrust their children in the middle while their parents fight over who gets primary custody.
When couples cannot come up with a custody agreement on their own, they often turn to divorce attorneys to help them get a fair custody arrangement they can live with.