S.M.I.L.E. (Start Making It Livable for Everyone)

Each year over one million marriages end in divorce in the United States. When divorce happens, people feel alone and wonder how anyone else lived through it. S.M.I.L.E. is a program for separating/divorced parents with minor children.
The developers of this program have worked with hundreds of divorcing families having difficulties with time sharing, parenting roles, and other divorce-related issues. This program will provide some information about the effects of divorce and what parents can do to make the divorce situation livable.

Topics Covered

  • The Grief Process
  • How Divorce Affects Children and Parents
  • Developmental Reactions to Divorce
  • Helping Children Adjust to Divorce
Your participation in this program is required pursuant to a court order.    
The online version of the program is available for you below and will meet the requirements of your court order for this program.

Once you have watched the video, print off the questionnaire and answer the questions. Be sure to include your name and case or docket number on the form. Send or bring the form to the Friend of the Court office.

Smile Video

Smile Program Questionnaire(PDF)