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Two things for parents to avoid during a divorce

The separation process can be stressful for everyone involved, including the children. The simplest, most well-processed divorce can be very strenuous. Florida parents can assist in making this process easier for themselves and the children involved by avoiding two things. 

Parents should try to avoid using their children as pawns in their divorces. Parents use the pawn game as leverage over the spouse to gain more in the division of property or any other financial divisions. By choosing to avoid this, parents may be able to minimize the negative impact on children. Parents may also wish to prevent children from using them as pawns as well. Consider keeping the same rules as before starting to separate. 

Another thought parents may wish to consider is to avoid criticizing their soon-to-be ex-spouse, especially in front of children. Parents may wish to encourage relationships with both parents. A parent may divorce a spouse, but the child may still wish to keep contact with that parent. Children can gain an incredible amount from having the love and support of both parents, even once they have separated.

Going through the Florida separation process alone can be difficult, especially when one does not know how the process works. Having an experienced attorney may be a valuable asset to have when going through a divorce. A lawyer who specializes in family law can assist parents through the long process with as much ease as possible. This can also help keep some of the strain off of your kids. 

Source:, "Divorce: Easing the Strain on Children", Accessed on Nov. 2, 2017