Divorce is a life-changer: it takes a couple and turns it into two individuals. This can be especially challenging when children are involved, as they likely want to maintain relationships with both parents. For those in Georgia going through the divorce process with children, professionals in family law can assist in determining the best custody arrangement for everyone involved.
Research has shown that children who are able to spend quality time with both parents transition better in life after divorce. While it is often challenging for the two parties to work together, there are some things to remember in the process. Providing the children with stability allows them to retain a sense of security in life. This may involve staying in the family home or keeping them at the same school.
Additionally, children like to know that their parents are alright, even more so when they do not see one parent as often as the other or if there was a great deal of tension in the divorce. The two parents ability to communicate politely can allow the child to be comfortable spending time with and talking about the other parent. While the two parties may not like each other, focusing on the best interests of the children can help them choose to work together.
Going through a divorce is not easy for anyone and children are no exception. As children work through the new changes and arrangements created from the divorce, it can be comforting to have some stability and routine. Understanding that both parents still love them and want what is best for them can provide children with confidence that everything is going to be all right. Georgia family lawyers can assist parents in determining which child custody arrangement may be best for their unique situations.
Source: deseretnews.com, "What the research says on parenting after divorce", Lois M. Collins, Dec. 28, 2016