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Following a separation, you may need to reconnect with your children. Divorce can be a very stressful process where parents don’t spend as much time with their children as they wish. Even for families showing support, the bonding process should continue. It’s important children learn to reconnect with both parents and adapt to the new parenting plan in their lives. It may not be always easy to talk to children about divorce issues. Whatever you do, make sure you keep bonding and resolve any differences you may have with your child. After all, this is a lifelong relationship that requires nurturing. Contact a Salt Lake City divorce attorney to navigate you through all the complicated issues surrounding divorce.

Broken relationships

The relationship children have with their parents is very important to them. That bond helps them grow into healthy adults and interact with the world around them. Divorce can break your relationship with your child if you are not careful. Parents tend to be stressed out and emotionally wounded during a divorce with very little time or strength left for their children. Divorcees already deal with enough pain during a separation. This will cause the children to become hostile towards the parents for causing all this trouble and unexpected changes. Dealing with a child’s broken emotions is not as easy as it seems. It’ll require work and participation.  

How to restore the relationship

There are many things you can do to re-bond with your children after a divorce. Just make sure your children know they are on your mind often. Ask them questions about their life or activities they enjoy, send them emails, texts, call them, whatever it takes to re-connect.  Participating in school activities is key as these events are very important to them. Communicate with their teachers regularly and ask about their academic performance. Help them with homework and find out about the subjects covered in school.

When the child doesn’t respond

If you are the non-custodial parent and you have tried to get in contact with your child and he or she doesn’t respond, try other ways to communicate. Your children need to understand you love them and will always be there for them no matter what. Your persistence will eventually show them you care enough to stick around even when they are feeling angry.

Take action

Sometimes even when you try hard, something feels off. Perhaps your child has not been told you reached out. If there is parental interference or alienation, your relationship with your child will not improve. You ex-spouse may be the one causing the conflict all this time. However, if you are the cause of the broken relationship, fix it.
A lot of questions can arise during a divorce that only an experienced divorce attorney Salt Lake City can answer for you.  Attorney Emy A. Cordano can help make the whole process easier. She will protect your rights and the rights of your family. Call us today and schedule your initial case evaluation.

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I am Emy Cordano, a family law attorney based in Salt Lake City. I concentrate my practice on divorce and family law matters; I am not a general practice lawyer. Family law is all I do. Here you'll find additional articles and advice that I make available to anyone facing family law issues.

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