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Why it may be best for your kids if you opt to divorce

If you are considering divorcing your spouse, you may be understandably concerned about how that decision will affect your children. There is no denying that divorce is most often a painful process for everyone who is affected by it. However, this pain is generally temporary. Only you can determine whether or not divorce is the healthiest choice for your family. But it is important to understand that you will almost certainly not be doing your children lasting harm by opting to divorce, provided that you move forward in a certain way.

Numerous studies confirm that divorce is often far less harmful for children than growing up in a house filled with marital tension tends to be. As a result, it can often be far healthier for kids to have divorced parents who seek to be happy and healthy moving forward than it is to have married parents who are consistently at odds with one another.

Should you opt to divorce, it is important that you and your children’s other parent attempt to foster a cooperative and positive co-parenting relationship. This kind of relationship is not possible in all cases. However, when it is possible it is beneficial for all involved. Just as children and adults alike tend to suffer when parents are at odds with each other inside a marital home, children and adults alike tend to suffer when co-parents cannot work through their differences and bring their tension into a co-parenting relationship.

If you have questions about how to best construct a positive and healthy co-parenting agreement and relationship, do not hesitate to speak with an experienced family law attorney. An attorney will almost certainly be happy to talk you through your options, whether or not you have already decided to divorce.

Source: The Huffington Post, “How To Break Up For The Kids,” ReeRee Rockette, March 7, 2015

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