When children are involved, divorces naturally become more complicated. And though it will definitely affect them, here are a few tips to help control the damage…
Keep it as civil as possible in front of the kids
Yes; we know you are angry, hurt and most definitely disappointed. Chances are that you might find it hard to even stand the presence of your now to-be-ex. In a moment like this, a divorce is the only solution that sounds right to you; for everyone. However, it pays to remember that you have one important factor that cannot be ignoreand that is your children. Don’t let them get caught in the cross fire. Keep it civil in front of them. If you have to fight, do so out of earshot, preferably in the presence of family lawyers Melbourne.
Keep it all according to the rules
When you live together with a person, and that happens to be years instead of months, then it goes without saying that you would have accumulated many things and property that both of you would have developed attachments towards. When it comes to a divorce, it’s natural that you would want to fight for those things. Just like the arguments, keep these fights over property out of earshot from the children. Contact family law firms Sandringham to help you solve your disputes.
Make them feel welcome at both homes
After a divorce, it is natural that one parent moves out of the house to another home. In other words, your children will have two houses to call home. It is important that you make them realize that they are welcome in both houses. Having a room for them for when they come to visit is vital in this case. Unless you have very good reason to do so, we suggest you do your best to stop yourself from restraining your (soon-to-be) ex from meeting with your children. Remember, children need the love of both parents; don’t take that right away from them…