Frequently, parents filing for divorce bring their children along to the conference with our attorneys. And although, our law office have always valued the perspective of the children whose parents are ending their marriage, directly meeting those children only solidifies how important the divorce process is for them. Remember, the divorce process is as difficult, if not more difficult, for the children as it is for the parents. There are several tips to promote a child-focused divorce:
1) If your child is having trouble processing the divorce, choose a therapist you trust and encourage your child in working with the therapist.
2) Take time to explain the transition for your children; reassure them that you and your partner’s love for your child is not going to change.
3) Discuss with your children before you make decisions about changes to activities, access, and school of the children.
4) Let go of hatred and vengeance toward your partner. Children can sense any sort of tension.
Attorney Bettina Yanez has a background in psychology; therefore, she understands what a child may be going through. Moreover attorney Yanez is an appointed minor's counsel attorney for Orange County.