But did you know there is help for all involved, including your children?
When you choose a collaborative divorce instead of an adversarial court model, you can divorce AND keep your family intact – it really can happen!
The collaborative divorce model works on a team model with an attorney for each spouse, a neutral financial expert and mental health experts who are available to help find the best path forward for you, your spouse and your children.
One of the mental health experts available is a child specialist. They share how you and your spouse can keep your relationship strong with your children during and after the divorce process. They can also help you and your soon-to-be-ex learn how to communicate and co-parent in ways that help your family grow.
Here are a few suggestions they might share on how to do that:
- Do not talk badly about your spouse in front of your child – no matter the age
- Work to find common parenting grounds
- Do not put your child in the middle and use them as a pawn in the process
- Take time to HEAR your child and understand how they are feeling about the divorce
- Spend quality time with your child on a consistent bases
- Teach and show your child about self-care and mindfulness
When children see that, even in divorce, their parents can come together for them, it boosts their self-esteem, decreases worry and anxiety, and gives them a sense of normalcy.
A Better DivorceTM is an interdisciplinary group of professionals who are committed to non-court, non-confrontational solutions for family law matters.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.