Although divorce can wreck emotional havoc on everyone involved, it is important to try to stabilize healthy parent-child relationships once the divorce has concluded. In many cases, there are so many emotions happening between the divorcing partners that the feelings of their shared children can easily be swept under the rug after the divorce is finalized.
Recent studies though indicate that children who are able to spend time with both of their parents post-divorce are more likely to be happier and healthier. One study published by the American Psychological Association shows that children who are able to have meaningful relationships with both parents adjust to post-divorce living situations better. As a parent of a child who has gone through divorce, bear in mind that it may take some time for your child to adjust to life after the divorce but that you play an important role in helping him or her overcome these challenges.
To the extent that you can, make an effort to co-operate with the other parent so that your child doesn’t feel additional stress after the divorce is over. Having a meaningful relationship with both of his or her parents can do wonders for the child as far as adjusting in the short term and the long term. So it is in your best interest to make an effort to co-operate. You may even want to set up a meeting with your former spouse to discuss how both of you can work together towards this common goal.
Jayson Lutzky is a divorce and family court attorney handling child custody and child support cases. If you seeing custody of your child or child support payments, or if you have been served with family court papers, then contact the law office of Jayson Lutzky, P.C. Mr. Lutzky is a Bronx, New York lawyer with over 32 years of experience. He offers free in-office initial consultations. Visit www.MyNewYorkCityLawyer.com to learn more about the attorney.