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Helping your children through your divorce

Divorce can be an extremely difficult time in anyone's life. Especially, for children whose parents are going through a divorce. There may be confusion, sadness and sometimes, even guilt. If you are considering divorce and have children, many people might give you advice for how to help your children make it through your divorce with as little "emotional baggage" as possible.

One thing you may hear often is how important it is to avoid speaking despairingly of your ex around your children. While this may seem like common sense, it can be considerably more difficult in practice then it is in theory.

When your marriage goes south it is normal for you to feel hurt and even betrayed. However, but children are not the correct sounding board for expressing those emotions. It is very important for you to seek another avenue to help you get over your failed marriage.

Along the same line, it is important for you to allow your children to show love and affection for their other parent in your presence. For their sake and your relationship with them, they need to be able and feel comfortable mentioning the other parent in your presence. If they are made to feel guilty or chastened for sharing their thoughts, it could lead to them clamming up in general and no longer feeling like they can be open with you.

Maybe the best thing to do for both yourself and all others involved is to resolve your divorce in the most expedient way possible. Having the right attorney is key in this.

The attorneys at The Law Offices of James V. Sansone always put their clients' goals first, including helping advise them on solutions that facilitate positive relationships. For new clients, they review their situation and advise them on how to get to the best possible outcome. No one wants to go through a divorce but our caring attorneys can help them move past a difficult time in their life.

Visit the family law section of our website to learn more.

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