Keeping your Kids out of the Divorce Process
Divorce has proven to be hard on everyone involved, especially when it comes to your children. While your divorce may be inevitable, how it affects your kids is up to you and your spouse. The best thing you can do as a parent is keep your kids out of the divorce process as much as possible. To help you in doing this, the divorce lawyers at Larsen Law Firm in Provo have gathered some tips for you to try when it comes to helping your kids through the divorce process.
- When you are spending time with your children, refrain from talking negatively about your ex-spouse. Doing so will only make your child feel like they have to choose sides or that they are stuck in the middle.
- Avoid arguing with your ex-spouse in front of your child. Doing so has actually been proven to be emotionally traumatizing to your child and could affect their relationships when they reach adulthood.
- Don’t make your child the messenger. If you have information you need to give to your ex-spouse give it to them yourself. This should be handled like an adult. Kids do not need to be responsible for making sure messages are conveyed.
- Don’t prevent your child from seeing your ex. If a visitation plan cannot be worked out, then you will need to get your divorce lawyer involved from Larsen Law Firm in Provo. We can guide you through the process of child-custody hearings and mediation.
- Make sure your children know that the divorce wasn’t their fault. Children often think that any problem you have is due to their behavior. Sit them down and try to explain the situation as best as you can, reassuring them that it was not their fault.
- Schedule meaningful activities with your child when you are given the time to spend with them. Be involved in their life and school work as much as possible. Just because you got a divorce doesn’t mean your role as a parent has changed.