A divorce in Virginia affects the entire family, but the ones who often take it especially hard are the kids. After divorce, children may act out to express the fear, anger and sadness that accompany divorce. Acting out may be all they feel they have control over. It is important for parents to give their children a sense of stability.
Here are 3 tips that can help create a sense of security for your kids after divorce:
- maintain routines – keep the family’s routines as on-schedule as possible, particularly the daily activities of your children;
- maintain parental involvement – both parents should stay involved in the children’s lives. Having time with each parent is important in helping kids cope with their new family life; and
- maintain a civil relationship with the other parent – when the kids are present, both parents should keep any negative thoughts about the other to themselves.
These tips also are helpful through the process of separation and divorce. In Virginia Beach, you have the option to work with attorneys who are dedicated to your best interests and that of your family.
The Virginia Beach divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm represent Virginia women filing for divorce. We are committed to fighting for your rights, assisting in child custody disputes and advocating that you receive everything you are entitled to and need in order to start your new life. You can learn more by requesting one of our FREE divorce guides for women or reserving your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 1-757-425-5200.