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Pay close attention to your children during divorce

Divorcing is hard enough when you only have to worry about yourself, but it is even more difficult when you have children at home. You have to help them to cope with the divorce while you are helping yourself to do the same. This can be challenging, but it isn't impossible.

There are many different ways that you can help your children work through the divorce. You have to figure out what is best for your child. One of the most important things that you can do right now is to try to get the child custody case settled quickly.

We realize that this might not be easy, but we are here to help you find creative solutions to your child custody matters. Once you have the custody agreement reached, you can work on helping your child adjust to it.

As you help your children settle in to the new way of life, you need to find out how they are handling things. Don't take a shallow answer for granted. Instead, ask open-ended questions that let you truly understand what's going on. For example, you might ask how they feel about specific situation or what they like or dislike about the new way of doing things.

When your child does come to you with concerns, listen carefully. Remember that the kids aren't miniature adults. They might need help expressing their feelings in an appropriate way. This is likely very stressful for them so try to be patient and understanding.

As the days and months march on, you might find that changes need to be made to the custody agreement. We can help you explore modification options so that your child's needs are met and your child is given a chance to thrive.

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