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Helping your child deal with the divorce

While your divorce is stressful for you and your spouse, it is even more so for your child. However, some of the tension may be preventable. Researchers from the universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo found, "[i]t is not the break-up in itself that has negative effects on the children's health, but improper handling of the situation by the parents."

Will your divorce arrangements include a good parenting plan?

It might surprise you to learn how often divorcing couples fail to put a plan in place to help their children adjust to the family breakup. Divorce brings about monumental change, no matter the age of a child. It may trigger an aggressive response in adolescents, and they may start to become more independent. Young children, on the other hand, may feel considerable fear and anxiety if a safe, secure family unit in which both parents were present is all they have ever known. If you have decided to end your marriage, the welfare of your children going forward should be your top priority, and you are going to need a plan.

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