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Divorce is tough enough without having to go through it during a tragic coronavirus pandemic. This is truly a tragic, yet historic time in history where we need to support each other as much as possible. If you’re going through a difficult divorce with children right now, the least you can do is be cordial with one another. Keep in mind that the harder you make this on yourselves, likely, the harder it will be on your kids and they don’t deserve that. The Lake of the Ozarks divorce lawyers at Deputy and Mizell are here to give you a few tips on what NOT to do when in the middle of a divorce with children. There are things you can do that may actually make the situation worse. An experienced Missouri divorce attorney can help you and advise you on what to do and what not do. Call Deputy and Mizell today for your free consultation. We can be reached at our Lebanon office at 417-532-2191 and our Camdenton office at 573-346-9990. We just recently made an announcement on Facebook, but in case you didn’t see it:

𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐲 & 𝐌𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐥𝐥, 𝐋.𝐋.𝐂. 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐛𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.

  • The Missouri Supreme Court temporarily suspended most in-person court appearances out of concern for the COVID-19 virus spread.
  • Only critical in-person appearances will remain uninterrupted.

We, at Deputy & Mizell, L.L.C.., have decided to remain open for business, but we encourage phone consultations instead of in-person meetings. Feel free to contact us at 573-346-9990 for any questions or concerns.

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What NOT To Do In a Divorce With Children

Speak poorly about your ex in front of your children.
This is their parent you’re talking about. However, you may feel about this person, you need to keep any negative comments to yourself around your children. This will likely get back to the court and can reflect badly on you as a parent.

Deliberately try to keep your kids away from your ex out of spite.
In any case, involving children, the court rules in the best interest of the child. You can’t just keep your kids away from your ex because of your personal feelings. You had a child with this person and you can’t use your child as a way to hurt them. Again, the court may see this as a reflection of your parenting skills.

Make your children feel responsible.
Reassure your children that this is in no way their fault. They didn’t cause this divorce and that you both still love and care for them very much. This is important to keep in mind.

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Deputy and Mizell: Your Divorce Lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks

All of us here at Deputy and Mizell hope you take care during this coronavirus epidemic. If you find yourself needing legal advice, we are still open and we suggest you give us a call to get your questions answered. You can also follow us on our social media platforms as we make any current announcements there typically. For more information regarding our family law services, please visit our website at


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                                             Lebanon: 417-532-2191                                               

Camdenton: 573-346-9990