Children may have a hard time understanding why their parents decided one day to get divorced. They may even try to blame themselves and some may struggle with it emotionally. A divorce could affect them long term and gage their way of thinking about marriage. With this is mind, our divorce attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you the dos and don’ts of divorces involving children. Do everything you can to make this as painless as possible for your children. If you need an experienced Camden County divorce lawyer, call Deputy and Mizell at 417-532-2191 today for your free consultation.
Divorces Involving Children: The Dos and Don’ts
Do be reasonable when creating your custody plan with your ex.
Do be supportive of your children and attentive. Be there for them and answer the questions they have honestly.
Do hire an experience divorce lawyer to advocate for you and your children.
Do ask your lawyer questions when you don’t understand something about the divorce. This may be your first divorce and a new experience for you, it is only natural to have questions and a good attorney makes themselves available to answer them for you. For example, you may want to ask about alimony, child support, child custody, divorce forms, etc.
Don’t talk negatively about your ex in front of your children.
Don’t try to get revenge on your ex by not allowing him or her to see your children. They are their kids too.
Don’t lose yourself emotionally in front of your children. Keep it together so they don’t feel like they have to take care of you. They are kids, you should take care of them, not the other way around.
Don’t flaunt a new relationship in front of your kids and expect them to be receptive. This is a hard time for them, their parents just divorced, don’t make it worse.
Don’t gift a bunch of shared property to friends and family in an effort to hide it during the divorce. This can end badly down the road.
Going through any divorce can be an extremely difficult for everyone, especially when children are involved. The anxiety over an uncertain future and the frustration over unfamiliar legal issues can sometimes be too much to bear. At times like these, having a strong advocate who is committed to ensuring that you and your children’s interests are protected can be an invaluable asset. Deputy and Mizell is here for you. Contact our office today to discuss your family law questions with one of our attorneys. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. You can reach us by phone at 417-532-2191 or toll free at 1-877-532-2191 to schedule your free initial consultation.
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