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Notifying Your Children of Your NJ Divorce

Compassionate NJ Divorce Mediators

One of the hardest things that a divorcing couple may face is how to inform their children of their separation. What you say to your child could have a major impact on how they view their family and they most likely have a feeling that something is amiss. To help reduce any stress the children may be feeling and to help them feel that there is still a sense of continuity during the separation, it is best to speak to your children once a parenting schedule and overall plan has been established. Some things that the divorcing parents should keep in mind when speaking to their children about the separation are to speak about it together with the child, keep everything age appropriate, and address any emotions the child may express. With some of these main guidelines, even though the topic at hand may be still difficult to discuss, you can help lessen or prevent any unneeded stress toward your children.

When the divorcing couples are going through a divorce mediation rather than a traditional divorce, the psychological impact it has on the children is proven through research to be less. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our experienced, compassionate New Jersey divorce mediators will help you and your spouse reach a reasonable agreement, and help you fight for what is best for your child. Contact us anytime, even on nights and weekends, to speak with one of our Monmouth County divorce mediators with our free initial consultation at 732-383-6242.

The Affects of Divorce on Children

Experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorneys

Facing a divorce with children involved can become a highly emotional situation. If you and your spouse are seeking a traditional divorce, and your children are witnessing the two of you fighting or talking badly about one another over the phone with your lawyer, your children are going to be bewildered, confused and scared. For the sake of your children, if possible, it is best to try and keep the details of your divorce hidden and try to keep in good terms with your ex-spouse. If this can be accomplished, instead of a drawn-out, stressful traditional divorce, divorce mediation may be a better option. Research has shown that if both parents of the child keep the children outside of their conflict and stay on good terms with one another that the children will fare the best. Because of this finding, some states actually require divorcing couples to speak with a divorce mediator in hopes of preventing the divorce to turn into a war.

At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our experienced, seasoned New Jersey divorce mediators understand the difficulty of going through a divorce and will work with you and your spouse to reach an agreement while keeping the best interests of your children in mind. Our law firm has been in courts throughout the state of New Jersey and has decades of experience in family law. Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our highly skilled Union County divorce mediators today by calling our 24/7 hotline at 732-383-6242.