Helping Children Deal With Divorce
Divorce is difficult not only on separating spouses but also on their children. Confusion, anger, frustration and fear may surface among youngsters and teenagers whose parents begin divorce proceedings. This is why it is crucial for both parents to work together to make this transition as smooth as possible for the children.
At The Law Offices of Robert W. Dapelo, Esq., PC, in Patchogue, New York, you will find compassionate and understanding legal help. I have deep knowledge of family law matters and have helped many families transition through divorce. Like you, I keep the children’s best interests in mind. I collaborate with you as you collaborate with your soon-to-be former spouse to keep your child anchored during such stressful times.
Adjustments For All Families
Making the marriage breakup easier on the children is not that difficult if both partners work together. Here are few helpful things to keep in mind:
- Try to maintain a consistent routine between different households. Maintain the same rules in matters such as homework completion and screen time on electronic devices.
- Communication is essential between the divorcing spouses. Please do not rely on the children as messengers between the two of you. This brings unnecessary stress to the children.
- Do not force the child to take sides. It is never a good idea to thrust children in the middle of a divorce.
- While you love your child, so does the other parent. And the child likely loves both of you. Please do not chastise a child for loving the other parent.
- Allow the child to express his or her emotions. He or she is also experiencing the divorce, which is uncharted territory for everyone in the family.
Your life will always include your children even if you divorce. You want to maintain a loving household for your children and a routine that can help them better adjust during and after the divorce.
Contact An Experienced Lawyer
Try to make it easier for your children when you are going through a divorce. They may act out, throw tantrums and become depressed. And you may, too. A responsible and loving approach that includes teamwork with the other parent can greatly help. The Law Offices of Robert W. Dapelo, Esq., PC, in Patchogue, New York, can assist in this regard. With more than 30 years’ practicing family law, I have the experience to advise you. For a free initial consultation, please contact me via this intake form or by calling 631-654-9500. Se habla español.