We all know that children are affected by the divorce of their parents. However, divorcing parents should minimize the children’s exposure to issues of the divorce.
There may be strong feelings and animosity between the spouses, but the children should not be forced to choose a side. Children often fair better in a divorce when the parents do not involve the children in the issues. Children, in turn, are then more apt to put their differences aside for the greater good, and institute productive conflict resolution in their own lives.
Many jurisdictions, including Broward County, have rules that the divorcing parents are not to speak negatively of the other parent to the children or within earshot of the children. Both parents must encourage the children to have a good relationship with the other parent.
We, at Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC, work with co-parenting professionals across Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade Counties to assist our clients in effective co-parenting with their spouse or former spouse.
Written by Tiffany N. Mody and Katherine O. Birnbaum