Getting divorced can be a challenging situation for anyone, but the impact it may have on your children could be the most concerning of all. Preventing the significant changes in your family from causing unreconcilable issues for your children is doable, but requires you to be careful and timely about how you address your divorce with them. At The Law Office of James E. Goad, PC, we have experience in helping families in Georgia manage the challenges of divorce.
Because your children will handle the news of your divorce differently, it may be beneficial to consider each of your children’s ages, personalities, concerns and maturity level in deciding how to talk to each of them about your separation. The depth of the relationships your children have with both you and your spouse could also influence their reaction when they find out that the two of you will no longer be married.
According to Psychology Today, the best interests of your children should be identified as you begin making decisions that will impact them during your divorce. These best interests may differ from child to child and require you to sacrifice your own personal comforts in order to make decisions that will enable your children the opportunity to continue to grow and thrive despite your separation. One suggestion is that the viewpoints and concerns of each of your children be strongly considered in evaluating each of their best interests.
When you understand the role of best interests in determining the types of decisions to make regarding the care and well-being of your children, you may be more confident that they will continue to have a happy and healthy childhood even though you and your spouse are divorcing. For more information about arranging child custody, visit our web page.