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If you are going through a divorce, it is imperative to think about how this decision will impact your children. Divorce is often extremely tough on kids, causing them to experience a range of emotions like anger, sadness, confusion, and guilt. Fortunately, there are several different methods that you can utilize to help your children cope with your divorce. When a divorce is imminent, contact a proficient Suffolk County Divorce & Separation Attorney who can help you reach favorable divorce terms that prioritize the best interests of your child. Continue reading to learn some different ways you can help your children cope with divorce. 

How can I help my child deal with the impact of a divorce?

One of the most effective ways to help your children cope with divorce is by staying involved in their lives. When parents divorce, children feel as though their whole world has been turned upside down. If you do not make an effort to spend quality time with your child, they will feel unimportant and question whether you care for them. To ensure your child knows how much you love them, you should see them as much as possible. This will also give them a sense of stability. Oftentimes, children act out when there is no structure. To establish consistency, you should keep routines intact. For instance, if you take your children to their soccer game every Sunday, you should continue to do so as this will help them adjust to this major life change.

As a co-parent, it is critical to do your part in compromising and keeping the peace to ensure you are prioritizing your children’s best interests. This means you should be supportive of when your child spends time with your former spouse. Additionally, this means you should refrain from making negative comments about your former spouse in front of your children. If you say derogatory comments about your former spouse, it could inadvertently make your children feel the need to agree with you and take sides. However, that is not healthy as children benefit from having a relationship with both their parents. Therefore, avoid saying negative things about your former spouse in front of your children. Ultimately, there are a number of ways you can help your children cope with divorce. It is imperative to implement these methods to help your child find healthy outlets to help them adjust to their new reality.

If you are seeking a divorce, contact a talented attorney from The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today. Divorce is a traumatic and overwhelming experience for children. To help your children cope with your divorce, you need quality legal representation that will maximize your chances of reaching a favorable outcome. Allow our firm to represent your interests.

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I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

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