When two people are getting divorced or separated, the situation can become very emotional in contentious. Divorce is hard on all parties involved, especially young children. January is approaching, and this is a time when there tends to be a spike in divorce filings across the country. Maybe two spouses just want to get through the holidays before filing.
Whatever the reason for the spike in divorce filings, January had been dedicated as National Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month.
Why is this month necessary?
Unfortunately, children often get lost in the chaos of a divorce. This is not necessarily on purpose, but there is so much going on – telling relatives, meeting with attorneys, making plans for who gets what.
National Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month is designed to alert parents about the effects of divorce on children. It is meant to help parents understand how to prevent emotional and psychological damage to children, both during and after the divorce.
When there are minor children involved, a collaborative divorce is much better than a litigated divorce. Parents are encouraged to work together rather than fight against one another, regardless of how vehemently they may disagree on the issues.
Ugly divorce battles can have profound and long-lasting effects on children, even into their adulthood. Parents should never put their children in the middle of arguments and they should make sure that their children know that they are not to blame for the separation.
Let us help you through this case
If you are going through a divorce and have minor children, you can count on the compassionate and dedicated team at the Elliott Frazier Law Firm to help you through the process. We understand that many difficult issues need to be decided before a divorce is finalized, including:
- Child custody arrangements (both legal and physical custody)
- Visitation for a non-custodial parent
- Child support payments
The decisions made during the divorce process, and how they are made, will affect your child’s life. You can contact our Greenville divorce attorneys for a consultation today so we can plan your next steps forward together.
Angela Elliot Frazier is a Family Law Attorney who practices in Greenville, SC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and has been practicing law for 14 years now. Angela Frazier believes in helping you through one of the most stressful times of your life. Learn more about her experience by clicking here.