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Child custody: Speaking with children about the end of a marriage

While the end of a marriage can be a stressful period for everyone involved, it may be especially challenging for children. Parents in Georgia may wish to safeguard their kids throughout this process by attempting to reach a child custody agreement with their best interests at heart. While looking to their future could be crucial, a parent may find it just as important to speak with his or kids about present concerns as well.

Speaking with children about divorce can be an intimidating experience, but it could also be essential to their well-being. Kids can tell when their parents are unhappy, and if left to come up with their own ideas about what is happening, which could prove harmful. However, if a parent may be able to prevent his or her kids from unnecessary suffering by speaking to them about the situation in a manner they can understand.

During this period, a parent may find it beneficial to provide the kids with continual reassurances of love. It may also be advisable to address any feelings of fault during this period, and ensure their kids understand they are not to blame. In addition, a parent could choose to talk to the kids about how their lives may change in the time to come, which could help them make the transition with less difficulty.

Child custody can be one of the toughest areas of divorce, but for many parents, it may also be one of the most important. Parents who wish to protect their kids throughout the process may benefit from speaking to a family law attorney for guidance. An attorney in Georgia can address a client's concerns and provide assistance in pursuing the most favorable outcome achievable during divorce proceedings.

Source: romper.com, "How To Talk To Your Kid About You & Your Partner's Divorce In A Way They'll Understand", Michele Zipp, Accessed on Nov. 15, 2017

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