divorce is hard for both the parents and the children. Just as with
parenting, there are no instruction manuals on how to deal with a
divorce that fit all situations, but during a difficult time such as
this there are certain things parents should know.
Common sense parent...
order to make your children more secure with the divorce and parenting
time arrangement, both parents should do the following:
Both parents should have a place
that feels like home for the children.
The visiting parent should take the
children to visit their new residenc...
states have different visitation rules and regulation. The Standard
visitation in the state of Illinois is:
From 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on
Friday to 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday on alternating weekends.
Up to two evenings ea...
term Parenting Time is becoming more commonly used in divorce
proceedings, but what exactly does it mean?
Parenting time is the term that has
Using this new term reinforces the fact
that parents remain parents after the divorce.
Along with the new ter...
two parents are involved in a divorce the people affected the most are
usually any children involved. Children suffer even more when their
relationship with one of the parents is disrupted either by loss of
visitation or contact.
Although there are many
things that take...
are certain things that should be avoided during a divorce.
Children should never be asked to
keep a secret from one of their parents.
Children should not be asked or
used to deliver any form of child support to the other parent.
Parents should never ask the child
order to make your child feel better about the situation there are
several things that you can do.
You should make sure that all of
the children know that they are not the cause of the divorce. Explain
this to each child individually.
The visiting parent should avoid
parent you worry about how your children are coping with the divorce,
but you may be surprised to find how much your children are worrying
Children who are involved in a divorce worry about both of
They are concerned about where the absent par...
are certain common fears that many children experience when their
parents are going through a divorce. These fears not only focus on
them, but their parents as well.
Children can become concerned about
what will happen to them in the future.
Older children tend to wor...
in general can be extremely difficult for all children involved. This
is why it is extremely important for both parents to do all that they
can to ensure that the children involved in the divorce come first in
the situation and that their needs and feelings are consid...