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Children also experience emotion in a divorce

Some statistics suggest that as many as half of all marriages will end in divorce. In those marriages, children often are caught up in the battles, fights and negotiations of spouses. Although a divorce is painful and can be a lengthy process, New Jersey parents may be in interested to know that there are ways to assist children through the proceedings.

The resulting stress and pain that a divorce may cause among spouses may make it easy for parents to forget that it also may result in a wide range of emotions for any children involved. It is important for parents to remember that children are affected by the stress and pain as the splitting couple. As changes begin to occur, such as living situations, parents often find maintaining consistency with routines can be beneficial to reducing anxiety for their children. Changes always occur in a divorce, but making changes slowly when possible may help some children cope with the process.

Many parents find explaining the decision to divorce is the hardest part of the process. Once children are aware, some parents find relief. Of course, children are different and will react differently, based on their age, emotional stability and personality.

It is not surprising that processing a divorce is difficult. Not only are there numerous logistical decisions to work out, but there is an enormous amount of emotion involved for everyone involved. New Jersey family law attorneys are able to assist individuals considering a divorce to understand the process and understand resources that may assist them in addition to their legal needs.

Source: baltimorepostexaminer.com, "How to Support Your Child Through Divorce", Boris Dzhingarov, May 14, 2018

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