Roncone Law Offices, P.C.
Call Our Attorneys:
(978) 534-2444
Menu Contact

What kids think about divorce but are unable to express

For kids in Massachusetts, seeing their parents go through a divorce can have a negative impact on their lives. Kids often do not say much about their parents' decision to divorce other than sometimes choosing which parent that want to live with. However, kids are perceptive and are aware of the events happening around them. They may actually struggle with dealing with the divorce of their parents.

Often, parents are so involved with divorce proceedings, lawyers and the fight for possession, they forget about their children and the emotional impact the divorce may have on them. When kids are unable to express their feelings about their parents' divorce, it can affect their behavior and emotions. From professional observations of kids' behaviors when their parents are divorcing, kids are often unable to say what they are feeling.

One example of a child's thought is not liking it when one parent talks badly about the other in front of the kids. The child likely loves both parents equally, and they do not like to hear negative things about the other parent. They also do not like to have their emotions dismissed by either parent. It is an emotional time for the children, and sometimes they worry that their parents will stop loving them in the same way they stopped loving each other.

Divorce can sometimes be difficult for families and can have a negative impact on a child. It is important to allow kids to express their feelings about the situation and help them to understand the positive reasons for the divorce. Massachusetts courts can help families through divorce, provide support, and be sympathetic and understanding to the kids. The best interest of children is what matters the most when going through the divorce process.

Source: The Huffington Post, "12 Things Kids Think About Divorce But Are Too Afraid To Say", Tara Kennedy-Kline, April 20, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

What Clients and Peers Are Saying ...

"Please take my word for it, this is the attorney that you want on your side and certainly not the one that you want against you.”

Email Us For A Response

Contact Us For A Free Initial Phone Consultation

Tell us about the type of case you are faced with. We'll tell you how we can help. Call us at (978) 534-2444 or send us an e-mail to speak with a Leominster and Worcester area personal injury attorney, family law, or criminal defense lawyer today.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Roncone Law Offices, P.C.

142 Main Street
Leominster, MA 01453

Toll Free: 877-261-4389
Phone: 978-401-0825
Phone: 978-534-2444
Fax: 978-840-6000
Map & Directions