How can I make the divorce process easier for my children?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Monday, April 3, 2017.

On this blog, we have covered a wide variety of divorce topics, such as child support, custody and other matters. In Jackson County, and the rest of Missouri, these issues can be especially troubling for children. If you have children and are concerned about how your divorce may affect their life, it could be beneficial to review strategies to simplify the entire process and reduce the potential impact splitting up with your spouse may have.

According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, there are several ways that parents can try to make divorce easier for kids. For starters, good communication is paramount. You may want to talk with your children about your plans to split up with your marital partner and let them know that they will continue to be loved. Furthermore, you should try to avoid making them feel as if they are to blame for your divorce and it could help to talk with them while your spouse is also present. Sometimes, divorce can be very difficult for children, which is why this should be a top priority.

In addition to talking with your children, it may be helpful to focus on reducing any conflict with your spouse and trying to avoid exposing your kids to any negative emotions, such as anxiety or depression. Additionally, if you take steps to work towards a more favorable outcome by preparing for divorce as much as possible and trying to remain on good terms with your spouse, it may prevent your children from dealing with unnecessary hurdles.

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