Some Washington residents may be concerned about how divorce will impact their children. Divorce will have significant repercussions on children as they will likely spend less time with their parents as a unit and more often with one parent or the other. When making child custody decisions, parents may want to keep the best interests of their children in mind.
Many parents may feel that their children will face negative effects from their parents’ divorces. However, individuals may be able to use the situation as a learning experience for their children. The children will be able to see how their parents move forward with difficult and complicated decisions, and children may use the situation as an example for handling difficult situations in their own lives.
Parents may also find that they become more focused on their children after divorce. Once there is less tension in the home, parents may be better able to ensure that their children are getting what they need both physically and emotionally. Custody agreements can have a considerable impact in this area as the amount of time that children spend with each parent could affect the relationships between the kids and each individual parent.
There is no set way that child custody situations should be handled. The circumstances under which a divorce came about, how children are treated by each parent and a multitude of other factors may have an impact on what type of custody situation may be best suited for a family. Therefore, Washington residents may want to explore their options, how decisions may affect children and how to work toward coming to agreeable custody terms.
Source: The Huffington Post, “10 Ways Divorce Changes Your Parenting — For The Better“, Brittany Wong, July 22, 2015