Children’s Needs During Divorce

During divorces, spouses may be so wrapped up in their own emotions that they forget about their children’s reaction to their parents’ divorce. Children are sensitive to parental fighting. They do not want to take sides or get involved where they have to hurt the other parent’s feelings. When divorces proceed, sometimes they can get ugly. Couples get divorced for a reason or variety of reasons. These reasons will often be argued about and discussed at length. It is best to do this without the children around. Our firm can help you during this difficult time. We want to make sure your family gets through this tough time as efficiently as possible and without any unnecessary drama. Throughout our years of experience dealing with divorcing couples, we have seen a variety of cases involving children. In these cases, we found out the best methods to keep the children’s happiness first and foremost.

Children need reassurance when their parents are going through a divorce. They want to know that they will still have a family. Sure, things will change. But they need to know that even if things change, they will be safe. Children need to know that they are loved. They also need a lot of attention to feel this way. In these types of situations, we have always encouraged parents to reassure their children as much as possible. No amount of love is too much. The bond between a parent and child is so special.

When spouses decide to divorce, they sometimes do not know how to tell their children. This can be a very difficult conversation to have. We have found that being honest with children is the best way to accomplish this. However, we encourage to share only information that the child will need to know. Young children often do not need to know the terms of the divorce and why it occurred. If you have older children, it is important to note that they will be more aware of the situation and how it came about. Older children should be expected to handle more information. But it’s important to remember that both spouses are parents to them and they do not want to hear one parent talk badly about the other. Setting this example will show the children how they should act and how much each parent respects one another.

As the process of divorce continues, make sure to keep your children on a specific schedule. If you and your spouse decide that you cannot live together during the process, form a schedule where you are both spending time with the children. This will keep them on a daily schedule and make them feel like everything is normal.

Divorce is hard for everyone. It can affect families, including spouses and children. Take the time you need to go through this process. Our firm wants to assist in any way we can. Contact us for a consultation.

Our firm understands that so much of your future is on the line in matters of divorce, family law, bankruptcy, and estate planning. Before taking any sort of legal action, it is important to discuss your legal matter with an experienced attorney. Contact The Radol Law Firm to discuss any divorce and family law matters you may be faced with.