5 December 2011 0 Comments

Divorce and your children

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Divorce is not only hard on the couple; it is also hard on the children. Children need constant reassurances from both parents; the parents must proceed cautiously so the children are not harmed emotionally.

Divorce changes everything, especially for the children and non-custodial parent, who does not get to see his or her children on a daily basis anymore; it affects your role as a parent.  Minimizing the effect of divorce on your children will make them stronger in the long run.  The following are some tips to help you keep your children out of the divorce process:

  • Never speak negatively about your former spouse
  • Do not discuss legal issues in front of your children
  • Do not argue in front of your children
  • Never put your children in the middle of your former spouse and you; don’t make them your messenger
  • Don’t prevent your former spouse from seeing the children in order to get even
  • Make sure your children know they are not to blame for the divorce

When there are children involved, adjusting to life after divorce can be difficult.  Always keep your children out of the tension and stress that divorce creates.  If you are having trouble coming up with a parenting plan that works for everyone, contact an experienced Riverside Family Law attorney that can help you get on the road to a new and brighter future.

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