When a divorcing couple has children, it greatly increases the complexity of the divorce. Matters relating to children are often the most contentious and long-term issues that need to be dealt with in a divorce.

Many questions need to be answered when it comes to determining the best way to handle issues relating to children in a divorce. For example, who gets custody? How much child support does the other party pay? How does one parent enforce his or her visitation rights when the other parent refuses access to the children?

Beyond the legal realm, there are also ways to help the children of divorcing parents cope with the situation. Most of these involve not directly involving the children in the details of the divorce. For example, agreeing not to argue in front of the children or interrogate them about the other parent's conduct can go a long way towards protecting your children from needless emotional distress.