Post-Divorce: How Your Children May Be Impacted

If you are going through a divorce, have you ever asked yourself:

How will this affect my kids?
Will it affect them long term into their adult lives?
In what ways will my kids' lives be affected?

Our divorce lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few examples of how kids can be impacted after a divorce. If you are searching for an experienced Lake of the Ozarks divorce attorney who can walk you through this process and answer any questions you may have, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter and Welch today for your free consultation at (573) 346-7231.


Post-Divorce: How Your Children May Be Impacted 


Emotional Impacts
Your child may have different emotional responses to your divorce depending on what age they are. For example, if they are younger they may have this sensation that they may have caused this divorce and start to blame themselves. If they are a teenager, they may start to rebel or act out. The best thing you can do is just be there for them.

Confusion About Remarriage
Can you imagine how confusing it may be for a small child to have to welcome someone else who isn't their parent into their home if you decided to remarry? Be honest and gentle when delivering news like this.

Trouble With Future Relationships
When your child grows up they may hold your divorce as an example of relationships and they may experience some confusion when starting to get into relationships for themselves. Again, just be there for them and available to talk things like this out. Be honest and understanding of their feelings if they come to you for advice.


Our Camden County divorce attorneys are here for you! All of us here at Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch hope you found this blog enlightening. Divorce can have a huge EMOTIONAL impact on everyone involved, the couple, the children, surrounding family members, and friends, etc. Do your best to get through it as quickly and drama-free as possible. Having an experienced Camdenton divorce attorney on your side can really help because this gives you an objective voice of reason during an extremely emotional and traumatic time. You may not be thinking clearly while experiencing such high emotions, so relying on a divorce attorney who can give you the facts may be the best option. For more information on divorce and for a free consultation with an experienced divorce attorney, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch today at 573-346-7231.


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