Preparing A Child For Divorce

People fall in love, get married and have a family. While many marriages in Washington thrive and result in happy families, some do not. The decision to divorce can be a very difficult one that can be even tougher when there are young children involved.

There are things parents can do to ease the process. Very young children view the world as revolving around them, so if something goes wrong in their world, it must somehow be their fault. It is imperative that a child understands that he or she cannot be divorced and that parents cannot fall out of love with their child.

A child’s routine also provides a feeling of security and stability. If a child can stay in the same school and with his or her friends, this can provide continuity and ease the transition to whatever changes do happen. If a child does have to change schools, parents should include them in discussions so that they feel a part of the process. Also parents should make sure the child realizes it’s all right to continue to love both parents and ensure that the child understands there is no bad guy in this scenario.

When parents divorce, a main concern is for the continued wellbeing of their children. A family in constant conflict can be more harmful to a child than parents who decide to separate. A person in Washington who is considering divorce may wish to consult with an attorney experienced in family law. A lawyer can review the family situation and help a client to arrive at a settlement that is fair and equitable to all the parties involved.

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The Law Offices of Stacy D. Heard, PLLC

Stacy Heard is an accomplished and well-respected family law attorney in Seattle, Washington who has served clients for over 20 years. Stacy specializes in matrimonial and family law. She handles matters of divorce, high-conflict parenting plan/child custody issues, international custody disputes and Hague Convention cases, complex financial issues, relocation, restraining orders, child support, and modifications of Parenting Plans and Child Support Orders.

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