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Child custody: Helping a child deal with the news of divorce

The end of a marriage can be a stressful and daunting period for everyone involved. However, kids may have more difficulty dealing with the news of divorce, and parents might wish to shield them from unnecessary suffering, but they could be uncertain how to achieve this goal. Along with pursuing a child custody agreement with their needs in mind, parents in Massachusetts may also find it beneficial to consider how the situation might be affecting their kids, and take steps to help them through it.

Divorce can be a challenging concept for kids to grasp. However, parents may still find it helpful to speak with them about the situation in a manner they can understand, which could prevent them from attempting to form their own conclusions. Opening up the lines of communication may also make them less hesitant to come forward with any issues they may experience during this period, which in turn can help a parent understand how to help them deal with the situation.

Parents may also find it beneficial to provide their kids with reassurances of love and ensure they know they are not to blame. However, while speaking with them about divorce could prove helpful, limiting their involvement may also be advisable. Kids will likely suffer less if they are safeguarded from conflict and kept from being used as messengers or a go-between for their parents.

Many parents consider the current and future well-being of their children to be of the utmost importance. However, child custody can be a highly debated topic, and seeking assistance in the process could prove invaluable. A family law attorney in Massachusetts can provide a client with advice on covering every aspect of the process and assist in pursuing the best outcome possible during subsequent divorce proceedings.

Source: huffingtonpost.com, "9 Strategies To Help Your Children Cope With Divorce", Vikki Ziegler, Oct. 10, 2017

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