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Custody and children’s emotions can be hard to navigate

| Jul 11, 2019 | Child Custody |

When parents go through the dissolution of a marriage, they may become so wrapped up in their own affairs that they neglect their children’s emotional needs. Unfortunately, this can make the inherently tough situation of divorce even harder for the children, especially when child custody may become a source of conflict. Fortunately, a couple of tips may help divorcing parents to make the divorce process easier for their children in San Antonio.

First, it is a wise move for parents who are getting divorced to be honest with the children about the divorce. At the same time, it is not necessary to provide too many details about their marriage. Instead, it is best to stay focused on the issues that will likely be on the children’s minds going forward, such as if they will have to change schools or move as a result of the divorce.

In addition, it is best to avoid putting the children in a position where they feel that they have to choose between the parents. Rather than putting pressure on them to choose which parent to reside with following the divorce, the parents may want to simply ask the children what their immediate needs are. The less anxious the children feel, the less likely they will be to have behavioral issues.

Divorce is never a simple matter in San Antonio or elsewhere, especially when young children are involved. However, if two parents who are getting a divorce can find common ground when it comes to handling child custody, they can make the process less stressful for both themselves and their children. An attorney can help a divorcing spouse to seek the custody arrangement that he or she desires while primarily focusing on what is in the best interests of the children.