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Can The Kids Be Kept Out Of The Divorce?

On behalf of Tasha K. Schaffner of Schaffner Family Law posted in divorce on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

When parents in Kentucky decide to end their marriages, it may not be possible for them to completely shield their kids from the trauma of the process. However, it may be possible, and even necessary, to protect them from as much of the negativity that may accompany a divorce. Regardless of what happened to the marriage, the kids, especially the young ones, still love both parents.

They need to know that their parents still love them no matter what else is going on at the time. This may require extra reassurances from both parents. This often means putting aside all of the contention between the parties in order to focus on the children, at least for a while each day, or as often as possible.

Children also need to know that they do not have to choose between their parents. It may be easy to get wrapped up in the emotional fallout of the end of a marriage, but most parents work hard to keep this away from the children. This also means not using the children as a sounding board for issues that need to remain between the parents.

The other way that Kentucky parents can help keep their children out of the divorce is to focus on the parenting plan. Enlisting the assistance of an experienced family law attorney could help make sure that any agreement parents agree to will meet with the approval of the court. If the children see that their parents are willing to put aside everything else in order to ensure their happiness, it would go a long way toward helping them through this difficult time.

Source:, “3 ways parents can protect their children during a divorce“, Jacqueline Newman, Aug. 18, 2017

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