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Children of divorce need a consistent lifestyle

As a parent, you no doubt want only the best life has to offer for your child. Moreover, you also understand the importance of shielding the child from as much undue stress as possible. Unfortunately, if you are going through a divorce, it is almost certain to upset your child to some degree.

There is no specific way in which children react to a divorce. In some cases, a divorce could even provide some measure of relief if life in the household had become exceptionally tumultuous. But often, the aftermath of a divorce can find a child feeling uncertain and emotionally vulnerable. Life changes are especially difficult to manage for young ones.

This is why it is so vital for parents to do all they can to help make sure the child’s accustomed lifestyle is maintained. When things are in a state of flux, it is extremely comforting for a child to have the consistency provided by activities such as taking music lessons or playing a sport.  But it costs money to provide for a child’s needs, which is what makes child support so important.

At Akiona Law, PLLC, we are well aware of the important role that child support plays in helping maintain consistency in a child’s life. We understand that once a child has grown accustomed to certain things that dramatic changes can be very problematic. We are prepared to help you craft a parenting agreement that specifies your child’s needs and includes support terms designed to accommodate those needs.