Divorce is difficult on everyone involved, but it hurts children the most. Children of any age can experience emotional devastation by watching their parents separate. However, there are certain ways to reduce the pain your children experience.
Consider the following tips on helping your children cope with divorce:
- Choose uncontested divorce: If possible, choose uncontested divorce, mediation or collaborative divorce. These methods tend be less contentious and can cause less trauma to your children.
- Avoid yelling at your spouse: You and your former spouse have your differences, but you should never yell in front of your children. Instead, try to remain civil with your spouse whenever your children are present.
- Be careful about what you say: Your children should never be influenced by your personal feelings about their other parent. You should avoid talking badly about your ex in front of your children. Your relationship with them is not the same as your child’s relationship with him or her.
- Do not use your children as messengers: Never use your children to send messages to your ex. You should leave your children out of any conflicts.
- Stay involved in your child’s life: If you are the noncustodial parent, make every effort to stay involved in your child’s life.
Divorce is never easy. However, with the right attorney, you can choose an approach to ending your marriage that reduces emotional pain for everyone involved — and helps your children to cope with the many changes they now face. Call Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC at (443) 589-0150 to schedule a consultation with a reputable Bel Air divorce lawyer or contact us online.