Photos can play an important role in a family’s life, whether they’re framed on the wall, carefully tucked into albums, or shared proudly on smart phones and Facebook.

But once a couple gets a divorce, what happens to those special photo shoots with mom, dad and the kids?  For Victoria Baldwin, her ex-husband Adam Dyson, and their 4-year-old son, Bruce, the photo shoots continued despite their divorce.  A series of the photos were recently posted on the LoveWhatMatters Facebook page, and they have since created quite a buzz.

In explaining why she and her ex continue their family photo tradition even after their divorce, Baldwin wrote:

“Adam and I are not perfect co-parents, but we made a deal when we got divorced, to put our son first and to value the richness that we each bring to his life, for different reasons…So yes, we still have a family portrait taken, and I still pay good money to have the images printed, framed, and placed in our son’s bedroom; he may not grow up with parents who live in the same house… but he will grow up to see respect, kindness, empathy, compassion, perseverance, flexibility, and even sacrifice being modeled by both of his parents and he will know it is possible to fall out of love but never fall apart.”

Baldwin’s photos show that to some people, family is everything, even if you’re not officially a family anymore.

If you or someone you know have questions with regard to obtaining a divorce or any other family law matter, please contact LaMonaca Law at (610) 892-3877.

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About Jennifer Lemanowicz

Jennifer attended College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, before being awarded a Merit Scholarship to Widener University School of Law. Following law school, Jennifer worked for a general practice firm where she gained experience in a variety of legal areas, including family law, non-profit law, and estate planning and administration. Jennifer joined LaMonaca Law as an associate in 2015, and concentrates her practice on matters of family law, including all aspects of divorce, support and custody proceedings. Jennifer is a whiz with a spreadsheet and is a member of the firm’s Forensic Support Team, which specializes in cases involving high value assets or complex marital estates. Jennifer is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, as well as the Montgomery County and Delaware County Bar Associations, and she was recently recognized as a “Best Lawyer” by the Delaware County Daily Times. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, going out to eat with friends, and spending time with her family.