When children are young and still living at home, divorce can be hard on them, especially in the beginning when they are still getting used to their new life and living arrangements. How the divorce will affect the children is one reason that couples sometimes stay married longer than they should or longer that they want to be married. Salt Lake City family law attorney, Emy Cordano knows that as parents, you want to protect your children and making the decision to divorce can make you wonder if you are being selfish and putting what is best for you over what is best for your children.
What our family law team has learned through years of divorce representation is that usually children do not want their parents to get divorced, but parents are the adults and when they make the decision to divorce, it is generally in the best interest of the family as a whole. Children who are opposed to their parents’ divorce may go through resistance and growing pains, but children are resilient and they can come out on top when one or both parents handle their divorce and behaviors in a positive way for their children. This is especially true for children who have a strong support system, which may include family members, guidance counselors, and therapists to help them with their emotions, understanding, and acceptance.
Children and divorce expert writers for Psychology Today have studied the effects of divorce on children and offer some advice as to how to help your children through your divorce.
Salt Lake City family law attorney, Emy Cordano knows that you want what is best for your children and she will provide representation that protects your best interests and their best interests. Divorce is hard for everyone, but its effects on children do not have to be detrimental or long term.