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The dissolution of a marriage can be heartbreaking not just for the spouses but also for the children. After all, the children’s daily routines end up being affected by their parents’ divorce, too. A couple of tips may help parents in Florida to assist their children in dealing with this time of transition.
First, it may be beneficial for the parents to explain their decision to divorce to their children together. Of course, it is not necessary to divulge every single detail. However, it can be helpful to explain in general terms what is taking place and how the children will be impacted. For instance, the parents may want to share with the children that they fight often so will go ahead and live in two different places for a while.
Another important step is to ensure that the children realize that they did not cause the divorce. Sometimes children believe that their behavior caused their parents’ divorce. For this reason, it may be necessary to reassure the children that the marital dissolution does not have anything to do with the children.
Clear communication with the children and between the spouses is essential for navigating a divorce involving minor children in Florida. If the spouses are able to see eye to eye in areas such as child custody, they may be able to draft a parenting agreement together rather than having to address such matters through traditional divorce litigation. When making decisions about the children, it is critical that the best interests of the children always be of paramount concern.
huffingtonpost.com, “7 Ways To Help Your Kids Get Through Divorce“, Kurt Smith, March 22, 2017