How children view divorce when parents get along just fine

It's one thing for children living with both parents to constantly witness arguments between the two people they love most in the world. Night after night, day after day, when contention never ceases, many people decide to sever their marital ties, and children are often very understanding in such cases. However, when parents in Kentucky or elsewhere get along like two peas in a pod, children may have far more difficulty coming to terms with divorce.

It's logical that children might assume if parents get along so well, they should be able to keep their marriage intact. Most parents who divorce try to do so amicably in order to cause a little disruption to their children's lives as possible. However, many may be surprised to learn that children whose parents get along well often struggle more during and after divorce than those whose parents are always fighting.

Another issue pertinent to the topic is how much information parents choose to give their children regarding their personal marriage situations. Most would agree that it's often necessary to shield children from too many details so as not to overburden them with heavy emotional baggage. This plan can backfire, however, if children have no clue that parents are struggling, then suddenly are told their mother or father is moving out.

It seems balance is a key factor in helping children navigate divorce. Although the court typically believes children fare best when parents try to get along, and both maintain active, healthy relationships with their kids, some situations are difficult to resolve without litigation. A Kentucky family law attorney knows how to protect a parent's rights while focusing proceedings on children's best interests.

Source:, "Helping Kids Cope with Your Amicable Divorce", Marie Hartwell-Walker, Accessed on April 25, 2017

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