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How to Avoid Making Matters Worse For Children in a Divorce

By KRP Law  May. 16, 2011 10:33a

When a couple is going through a divorce, it can be very emotionally challenging and when children are involved, a bit more care needs to be taken to soften the blow and reduce the amount of upset as much as possible. Children are resilient and will come through, but having sensitivity to their feelings will only be of benefit to them and you. Following are some pieces of beneficial advice to keep in mind during and after divorce:

  • Avoid degrading your partner to your children. You both may have your upsets and differences but you should not spend your time denigrating your soon to be ex to your children. Let them make up their own minds about their other parent. Even if your spouse cheated on you, that is a problem between the two of you, not your children, and your partner may still be a good parent.
  • Never blame the situation on the children; this is not taking responsibility for the situation as an adult and will only leave them with a sense of guilt and wrongdoing.
  • Do not blame the divorce on financial difficulties as again, they may misplace the guilt and make them feel like they caused the break up. They might think that perhaps they asked for too many things and the break up was their entire fault.
  • Be honest about the situation. If you are getting a divorce, lying to your children or pretending the situation doesn't exist, then telling them at the last minute without warning can cause far more upset than is necessary. Being open and honest is a better strategy.

Get Help with Divorce

If you are considering divorce in Salem, Massachusetts; you should contact a Salem family law attorney to help you through the process. At KRP Law, we have been successfully helping individuals and families for many years with family law matters including divorce. When children are involved, matters can get more complex. With our hard-earned experience, we can offer compassion and wisdom to help you through the divorce process from beginning to end and protect your best interests as well as your children's.

Contact a Salem County divorce lawyerin our office for a free consultation and we will answer any questions you may have.

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