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Divorce conflict could prove harmful to kids in California

It is no secret that the end of a marriage can be a stressful and daunting period. Although divorce could be fraught with emotions, these feelings may only be temporary. However, for parents in California, understanding how one's behavior during a similar process could affect his or her kids may be essential to preventing them from suffering unnecessary harm.

Making the decision to end a marriage can be difficult, especially when children are a factor. However, in some cases, it could be the best choice for everyone involved. Although divorce can be tough on kids on its own, studies suggest that how a children reacts to the situation might have a great deal to do with how their parents handle the process. High levels of conflict can be harmful to kids in a variety of ways, physically and mentally alike.

Even if parents attempt to keep their children away from conflict, hiding emotions and feelings can be difficult. Studies suggest that kids can pick up on these emotions, and if exposed to negativity, they may suffer severely. Understanding how one's behavior may affect the kids could prove vital to addressing any issues they may be experiencing and helping to prevent unnecessary damage to their well-being.

When facing divorce, parents in California may face numerous difficult decisions, each of which could have a substantial impact on the outcome of the situation. Fortunately, one doesn't have to go through this alone. Family law attorneys can provide guidance and support throughout the process. An attorney can address all a client's concerns and assist in pursuing the most favorable outcome possible during divorce proceedings.

Source:, "In Divorce, Nobody Wins When Hatred For An Ex Trumps Love For A Child", Jamie Wells, Feb. 19, 2018

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