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Children and Divorce

Your divorce is stressful enough. The relationship has broken down, you are sorting through your own emotions and now have to think about your children and divorce.

Your child or children will see the divorce far differently than you do.

They won’t always understand the complex emotional struggle that a divorce entails. It’s important that you spend time thinking about your children’s future. You need to decide what is best for them and how you and your ex-partner fit their lives.

Friends and family have most likely given you their opinions on your children and your divorce. That’s typical, however, these conflicting viewpoints and emotional speeches often do nothing more than serve to confuse. Right now you are feeling vulnerable and uncertain about your rights and obligations as a parent.

You want what is best for your children – a safe, happy home life. Though you see the future quite differently than that of your ex-partner, as parents you must have the best interests of your children in mind.

Hopefully, you can both come to a mutual agreement regarding your children’s future. Sadly, many times a partner can be bitter about the relationship split and make the process hostile. In that case, you want a lawyer who will not only look out for your interests but those of your children.

You need to begin thinking about these questions as you determine a parenting schedule for your divorce:

  • Who can best financially provide for the child/children?
  • Who are the children going to live with?
  • Who is going to take the children during the holidays and special occasions?

Children and divorce bring up countless questions and arguments, most of which are probably running through your mind right now. The key is to find a balanced solution.

Speaking to a family law expert will provide you clarity around the issues that are important to you and your circumstances.

Would you benefit from talking to Patrick Sheridan for 10 minutes to resolve your most immediate family law questions? Patrick will review your situation and give you the practical advice you need right now.

The answer will help determine the best course of action for you, your family and your future.

Ask Patrick your questions today.