On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
For whatever reason, January seems to see an increase in filings for divorce. It may be a result of the new year focus on starting fresh, new beginnings or clean slates. It is seldom an easy journey and one made even more difficult when children are involved. There are steps Oklahoma parents can take to lessen the trauma that children can experience with child custody in a divorce situation.
The post-divorce living situation can be a very big factor in how well children weather the life change. One option that is seeing increased popularity is referred to as nesting. Nesting allows the children to remain in their home in familiar surroundings while the parents take turns staying with the kids. Shared custody goes along with this and allows both parents to remain very actively involved in their children’s lives, which is known to be one of the best outcomes for the kids.
In addition to considering post-divorce living options, it’s important to try to remain positive with one’s children and reassure them that they will be ok. If parents can remain a united front where the children are concerned, this can be very beneficial. Family therapy can also be a useful option, as a neutral third party can help provide a safe space for difficult conversations.
A successful divorce and a new family normal is possible. A person in Oklahoma who is considering divorce and has concerns around child custody issues may benefit from seeking out legal assistance. A knowledgeable attorney can look at family dynamics and assist with helping to reach a solution that keeps the best interests of the children in mind.