Divorce can be one of most stressful chapters in a person’s life. Even if a marriage ends on good terms, the personal and financial implications can easily lead to conflict – especially if children are involved.
Psychologists can play important roles in the divorce process. They can support the emotional and mental health of divorcees during and after the marriage ends. They can also help children cope with dramatic lifestyle changes. Sometimes, the court will appoint a psychologist to help divorcing parents resolve their child custody disputes.
Holidays and sporting events can be particularly difficult for newly divorced parents. Many families have Super Bowl traditions that do not survive the divorce. Fortunately, there are ways that single parents can enjoy these events – even without their children.
If you are a parent who is considering divorce, then it is important to remember that every aspect of the child custody arrangement should reflect your children’s best interests. According to the Arizona Legislature, there are several factors that can affect a custody agreement, but all of them tie into the children’s well-being. If you have questions about child support, alimony, asset division or other aspects of divorce law, then you should consult a family lawyer as soon as possible.
Few people enter marriages with divorce in mind. They believe wholeheartedly in their “happily-ever-after,” but life has a tendency to throw obstacles at couples. If you and your spouse cannot overcome them together, then it may be time to consult a family lawyer.
Children have a tendency to say the oddest comments, but when they relay negative statements that your ex said about you, there may be a greater issue at hand. Hearing curse words, negativity and accusations from your ex is bad enough, but when your children deliver them, it puts your young ones in the middle of the controversy. PsyCare warns that such behavior could even lead to parental alienation, and you may need to discuss this problem with your family attorney.