Going through a divorce is never easy, but it can be even more stressful, emotional, and potentially disruptive when there are children involved. Regardless of problems in your relationship with your soon-to-be former spouse, you want to do everything possible to protect the children you have together. While there is no one-fit-all solution, our experienced Stark County divorce attorney advises taking certain steps for a successful divorce with children.
One of the first and often most difficult tasks as a parent getting a divorce is deciding when and how to tell your children. It is best to do this early on, before they overhear you talking about it or hear the news from someone else.
Help Guide advises that, if possible, you and your spouse should be together when breaking the news. Pick a time when you can all be together and do not have any pressing business to attend to (such as in the evening, after they have finished their homework but well before bedtime). In regards to what to say:
Divorce is never pleasant but there are steps you can take to make it more successful when you have children. Practical tips which can help include:
As a parent, one of your top priorities in divorce is making sure your children are protected. Unfortunately, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ formula to follow. To discuss your options and the best course of action in your specific situation, reach out to Fout Law. Call or contact our Ohio divorce attorney online and request a confidential consultation today.
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