Making Your Divorce Less Difficult for Your Children

Steps You Can Take to Minimize the Impact of a Divorce on Your ChildrenSteps You Can Take to Minimize the Impact of a Divorce on Your Children

Divorce is hard on kids, no matter what you do. Their sense of stability and security can be greatly reduced. While you wouldn’t do things to intentionally cause them additional suffering, there are some basic things you can do to make life easier for them during and after the transition.

Avoid Potential Conflict

Whenever your children perceive conflict between you and your ex, it puts them in an extremely difficult position. They want to make both of you happy, and may blame themselves if they can’t.

  • Don’t engage in debates or confrontations in front of your children. If you have an issue that you need to discuss or resolve, call your ex on the phone or try to resolve the matter through e-mail.
  • Respect boundaries. You don’t live with your ex anymore, so you shouldn’t simply walk in his or her house unannounced.
  • Pick your battles. Don’t make everything a point of contention. If you are willing to compromise on small issues, you may start to see compromise from your ex as well.
  • Let your ex have the last word. If you stop responding, an argument won’t last

Exercise Basic Common Courtesy

Put yourself in your ex’s shoes and ask what you would like to have. Don’t send your child with the non-custodial parent without adequate clothes, or with clothes that need to be washed. If possible, launder your child’s clothes before you return them to the custodial parent.

If your plans must change, give as much advance notice as you can. If you have to cancel a visit with your child, explain and apologize to them, as well as to your ex.

Be flexible whenever possible—it’s in your child’s best interests.

Let Your Time with Your Child be Your Time with Your Child

Don’t use your time with your child to gather information about the other parent, unless you are trying to confirm rules that you plan to follow. Conversely, when you child is with his or her other parent, don’t call on a regular basis to “see how they are doing.”

Contact the Law Office of Len Conner

At the Law Office of Len Conner, we offer a free initial consultation in all family law matters, including issues relating to divorce. Send us an e-mail or call our office at (972) 445-1500 or 972-445-1500 if you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Or call us toll free at (877) 613-5800 for an appointment.


Disputas de paternidad en Texas,,en,Si has estado viviendo con alguien o has tenido un hijo con otra persona fuera del matrimonio,,en,establecer la paternidad puede ser esencial para proteger sus derechos,,en,si eres el padre o la madre del niño,,en,Como la madre,,en,una determinación de paternidad puede hacerlo elegible para la manutención de los hijos,,en,Como el padre,,en,Es posible que pueda hacer un reclamo de acceso o visita con su hijo menor de edad,,en,las determinaciones de paternidad también se pueden usar para luchar contra las solicitudes de apoyo o visitas,,en,si está legalmente casado cuando nace un niño,,en,hay una presunción de que el esposo es el padre biológico del niño,,en,Si el padre firma su nombre en el certificado de nacimiento,,en,eso se considerará evidencia concluyente de paternidad,,en,Cualquiera de las partes de un matrimonio puede,,en,desafiar la paternidad,,en

If you've been living with someone or have had a child with another person out of wedlock, establishing paternity can be essential to protecting your rights, whether you're the father or mother of the child. As the mother, a paternity determination can make you eligible for child support. As the father, you

Las claves para una adopción del Padrastro éxito en Texas,,en,Una vez que haya pasado por un divorcio con hijos menores de edad y que ha vuelto a casar,,en,no puede haber una gran cantidad de beneficios de tener su nuevo cónyuge adoptar legalmente a sus hijos,,en,Se puede permitir que su nuevo cónyuge para obtener beneficios relacionados con el trabajo para su hijo y puede permitir que su nuevo cónyuge para hacer médica,,en,educativos y otros,,en

When you've been through a divorce with minor children and you've remarried, there can be a lot of benefits to having your new spouse legally adopt your children. It can allow your new spouse to obtain job-related benefits for your child and can allow your new spouse to make medical, educational and other

View All Post

©2018 Len Conner & amp; Associates Todos los derechos reservados. Mapa del sitio | Términos de Uso | política de privacidad CONCEPTO, DISEÑO, &amperio; acogida, por parte GETLEGAL.COM'S SERVICIOS WEB EQUIPO