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Is it Better to Stay Together "For the Kids"?

Divorce is hard on absolutely everyone involved, but it’s often most difficult for the children who simply can’t understand this very adult topic and who flourish in a stable family environment. While staying together for the sake of the children is an option if you can manage it, staying in an irreparable marriage doesn’t do anyone any favors. If your marriage can be saved, by all means, put your efforts into that. If, on the other hand, you believe divorce is inevitable (or you simply aren’t sure), consult with an experienced family law attorney today.

Children Are Affected by Conflict in Your Marriage

Every family experiences conflict from time to time, but if your marriage is riddled with conflict that you can’t find a way to adequately address, that conflict is no doubt affecting your children. Some children act out in such situations by getting in trouble at school, disobeying the rules at home, and/or generally misbehaving. Other children, however, can internalize the conflict and do everything in their power to try to fix it. Neither is a healthy approach for children – who need tender loving care from both parents and shouldn’t have to shoulder the burden of parental strife.

Divorce Hurts

The fact is that even the friendliest divorces hurt the children and the parents. After all, you are dissolving the family unit that you’ve created together, and that supports all of you emotionally and physically. Change is hard on everyone – most of all, children. This does not, however, mean that you can’t move forward with meaningful intent in an effort to build a happy, fruitful future that your children will come to rely upon and cherish. While the process is often difficult, the results can be extremely positive.

Working Together to Create a Happy Post-Divorce Life

To protect your children throughout the divorce process – and beyond – it is obviously optimal to work in tandem with your soon-to-be-ex. If you can make that happen, you are ahead of the game. If not, you’ll need to focus your own efforts on what’s best for your kids throughout. Such efforts should include:

A Murfreesboro Family Law Attorney Can Help You with Your Divorce Concerns

If you are preparing to divorce, your children’s best interests are no doubt weighing heavily upon you. The compassionate family law attorneys at Dotson & Taylor in Murfreesboro are here to help. Our dedicated family law attorneys have decades of experience helping divorcing parents like you obtain divorces that protect their children throughout the process and beyond. We care about your case, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (615) 890-1982 for more information today.