While divorce primarily involves two spouses, most divorce cases involve many other people, including children. Unfortunately, when divorcing parents do not take the necessary steps to ensure their children are cared for mentally and emotionally during the process, the effects can be negative and permanent. For such reasons, it is crucial that parents who choose to file for divorce consider the security and wellbeing of their children immediately after the decision has been made.
To start, parents should come together to discuss a plan of action that will keep all disagreements, arguments, and other complexities away from the children. All issues addressed in front of children should be handled without apparent frustration and anger and in a calm and collected manner. In addition, divorcing parents should ensure the children understand that the separation is not due to the children’s actions by any means, but instead, it is a decision that can help the entire family.
Parents should also explain to the children that they will still be able to spend time with both parents (if applicable). Failure to address such an issue can lead to a child feeling frightened or abandoned, both of which can have permanent effects on a child. Additionally, divorcing parents should explain that the child will not suffer from a complete life change in regards to school locations, friends, etc. (If applicable).
Because this will be a completely new situation for the child, divorcing parents should seek counseling or therapy for the child. In doing so, parents can ensure their child is able to express their feelings, fears, and anxieties while receiving the understanding and help they need from an experienced counselor. In addition, parents should consider attending therapy appointments with their children to ensure children gain a sense of bonding even through the divorce process.
Our Houston Divorce Lawyers Care About Your and Your Children
Because our legal team understands the divorce process can be difficult for parents who share kids and the children, our Houston divorce attorneys work diligently to handle all divorce cases in as little time and with as little hardships as possible. In every part of each case, we consider even the finest details in order to streamline the case from start to finish.
If you and your spouse have decided to file for divorce and fear that the process will negatively affect your children, give our team at Boudreaux Hunter & Associates, LLC a call right away. We are backed by ample experience, knowledge, and skills.