Divorce brings with it a great deal of change and transition for everyone involved. Couples that are working through the divorce process with children have even more to be concerned about. Children can react in a variety of different ways to the news, but divorce does not have to leave a negative impact on the family. Georgia families looking into divorce and child custody have several resources available to them that can assist with the process.
When the two parties are able to work together in the best interest of the children, the process seems to be much less stressful and have less tension. During the divorce, the two parents need to determine whether or not they will be living under one roof, or if one party will be moving out. If both parents decide that they can remain in the same house for the time being, then working together and avoiding explosive arguments becomes the next challenge.
Maintaining a positive relationship with the other parent allows the children to feel some sense of stability and the freedom to love both parents. Regardless of the living arrangements, putting a plan in place for custody and child support can remove possible conflict. A temporary plan can be used until the divorce is finalized, allowing for both parents to be on the same page about who will have custody when, while also providing the children with some stability.
Overall, the most important thing for children whose parents are going through divorce is that they know they are loved. Working together to create child custody arrangements that are in the best interest of the children can help them feel safe and secure during this transitional period. Georgia family lawyers have experience in creating these custody arrangements to meet each family’s needs and can provide assistance throughout the divorce process.
Source: The Huffington Post, “7 Secrets For A Child-Centered Divorce”, Bari Zell Weinberger, Feb. 24, 2017