Divorce can be difficult for an entire family, not just the two spouses.
Inevitably, shared children suffer feelings of confusion, sadness, frustration,
and much more after they have witnessed their parents’ separation.
For this reason, it is important that divorcing parents consider the wellbeing
and security of their children.
To begin, it is important that you and your spouse explain the approaching
situation in a calm and collected manner. Clarify that the separation
is not their fault, but is a decision that may help the entire family.
In addition, divorcing parents should explain to children that they will
still be able to see both parents (if possible). This will ensure that
your children do not feel abandoned or frightened about the upcoming event.
It is crucial that you and your spouse remain composed in front of the
children. While you should be honest with them about the situation, you
should not argue in front of them. This will only cause confusion. In
some cases, it is beneficial to seek emotional support for your children
before, during, and after the process.
Should My Children Receive Counseling or Therapy After the Divorce?
Studies show that there are several signs parents can look out for to identify
a child’s serious need for therapy. These symptoms are listed below.
- Extreme difficulties sleeping
- Difficulty concentrating
- Worsened school performance
- Reduction in self-esteem
- Disinterest in friendships with others in the same age group
- Extreme fatigue
- New and unusual habits
- Signs of separation anxiety
- Heavy drinking
- Drug usage
- Excessive weight gain/loss
- Aggressive behaviors
- Preoccupation with death
While divorce will be a part of your children’s lives forever, it
does not have to be a negative part of their development.
Eiges & Orgel, PLLC Cares About Your Family
The New York divorce attorneys at Eiges & Orgel, PLLC understand the hardships that may come with
divorce. We know that at this time, yours and your family’s futures
will change tremendously. That is why we are here. When you choose to
work with our team, you can rest easy knowing that our team is working
hard to make sure you and your children are looked out for through the
entire case. We can do everything in our power to make the process as
smooth as possible.
If you are contemplating divorce,
get in touch with a New York divorce lawyer from Eiges & Orgel, PLLC today. We
have been helping clients through family-related legal matters for over 35 years.