Divorcing as parents is one of the most challenging things you can do. Breaking the news that your family is changing to your children is difficult and heartbreaking. It is not uncommon for parents to dread this part of their divorce, as they don’t want to let their children down. However, it is important to be honest with your children during these times and act as a guide throughout this process. Law Offices of William L. Geary can help explain how you can be there for your children when they need it most.
Have The Necessary Support
There is nothing wrong with admitting that you need help or additional support when guiding your children through a divorce. There are many different resources in place that can make this process easier for both you and the rest of your family. For example, you should notify your children’s school about the change taking place. They may have different resources that they can offer to your children. Furthermore, you could also reach out to a professional such as a therapist, which could immensely help your child during this transition. Many family law attorneys know great child counselors or psychologists that could assist your child during and after a divorce.
Model Appropriate Behaviors
If you are demonstrating negative behaviors or have visible animosity towards your spouse, this could negatively influence your own child’s behaviors. By modeling positive behaviors during this time, your children can learn important life skills. Furthermore, they will experience less stress and worry overall. If you are outwardly angry or frustrated, your children may see that and assume that they should behave in the same way.
Give Them Time and Space
While it is crucial to be there for your children in their time of need, they will also need space and time to process your divorce. If they need to have a conversation with you or have questions, make sure that you have dedicated time to do so. If your child demonstrates that they need space away from you to process, make sure that they are doing so in healthy ways. Let them know that you are there as a resource to help.
Have Custody Challenges?
If you are going through a divorce and have issues with custody, it is best to consult an experienced attorney. The team at Law Offices of William L. Geary is prepared to help.
Have concerns regarding custody agreements? Contact Law Offices of William L. Geary today at (614) 289-1227 to speak with our attorneys.