At Bublitz Law, P.C., our experienced Boise divorce attorneys have handled
many cases where children were involved.
Divorce is never easy, but it can be a far more stressful and complex process
if you have kids. Children are deeply impacted by divorce, so the process
can be especially hard on them. To help you handle your divorce in the
best way possible, our lawyers have compiled these five tips.
1. Avoid Conflict In Front of Your Kids
One of the worst things you can do during a divorce is fight with your
ex in front of your children. No matter how upset, frustrated, or angry
you may be, you are doing your child a disservice by exposing them to
2. Find Ways to Reduce Stress
It’s no secret that divorce is a stressful process, and it’s
even more stressful when children are involved. If you’re stressed,
you’re far more likely to engage in behavior which is harmful to
you or your children. If you find yourself being overwhelmed, consider
fitness classes, therapy, or anything else to help you deal with the stress.
3. Help Your Child Understand & Manage Their Emotions
Children can be very emotional by nature, but they may not have a true
understanding of what they are feeling and why. Particularly for younger
children, it is very helpful to sit down and just listen. When your child
is done venting their feelings, you can discuss them and help them manage
4. Diffuse the Tension
While we’ve already discussed avoiding outright hostility in front
of your kids, it is also important to diffuse tension, even when the other
parent is not present. For example, when a child returns to one parent’s
care after spending the weekend at the other parent’s house, the
first parent may be hesitant to ask if they had a good time, what activities
they did, etc. Children pick up on this tension, and it can cause them
to become withdrawn or act out.
5. Remember that Divorce is a Process
While all of these tips are extremely important, none of them can be integrated
into your life overnight. The reality is, divorce is a process, and you
should expect that it can take at least 2 years for you and your child
to feel “normal” again. Even if you’ve already engaged
in harmful behaviors, you can still work to help your child through this
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If you’re even considering a divorce, contact Bublitz Law, P.C. Our
award-winning team of Boise divorce lawyers can guide you through every
step of the process, helping you move on with your life in the quickest
and most stress-free manner possible. Contact our firm today for your
free case evaluation.