When you and your spouse decide it is time to end your marriage, the most
important issue between the two of you is not finances, nor is it property--it
is your shared children. Divorce is notorious for having adverse effects
on children, which is why you and your future ex-spouse can make sure
your child isn’t a victim of this major life change. While adults
find it difficult to move on to the next chapter of their lives, children
are far more likely to resist or resent the change--as it is one entirely
out of their hands.
The following are common effects of divorce on children, including but
not limited to:
- Anxiety, stress, or distrust
- Anger and acting out
- Low self-esteem issues
- Trouble with future relationships
- Behavioral and social problems
- High chance of divorce in the future
- Higher chance of substance abuse in the future
Preventing these negative effects must come from a mutual effort of both
you and your child’s other parent, as one parent cannot make up
for the other’s lack of interest, involvement, or effort. The above
issues can be prevented in a number of ways, such as making sure you are
both present in your child’s life, and keeping yourselves from arguing
in front of each other. The two of you must also make sure you are on
the same page about as much as possible, in order to create a safe and
constant environment for your child. Lastly, the worst thing you can do
is keep your child from his or her other parents--you both need to be
supportive of your child’s wishes in keeping the family unit as
in-tact as possible.
Contact Our Experienced Westchester County Divorce Lawyers Today
Are you and your spouse heading for
divorce, and you don’t know where to turn for proper legal counsel, care,
and representation? Look no further than Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys
at Law, as we are comprised of Westchester County divorce attorneys who
have one goal in mind: delivering you the most successful results possible.
Allow us to advocate on your behalf today.
Schedule an initial consultation with a member of our firm by
calling (516) 688-0088 at your earliest convenience.