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Discussion may help Kentucky kids re child custody issues

If some Kentucky residents feel that the time has come to end their marriages, they may worry about what to tell the kids. Divorce can have a variety of effects on the children involved, and parents may wish to plan ahead when it comes to how they will discuss the situation. Additionally, they will certainly want to help the kids understand potential child custody arrangements as best as possible.

Open discussion can be vital when it comes to helping children come to terms with divorce. Because many children may feel as if they somehow contributed to the marital problems, reassuring the kids that it is not their fault could work wonders. Additionally, by having both parents present the discussion, children may be able to feel as if both parents are still there for them.

Though tensions may still run high after divorce on certain occasions, keeping squabbles out of earshot of the kids may also be important. This tactic could apply to disagreements over visitation, kids' activities or other related topics. Many kids may feel as if they have to pick a side if their parents constantly fight, and therefore, keeping the kids out of any disagreements may help keep the situation civil for them. 

If possible, an amicable approach to divorce can help children and everyone involved feel less stressed. Some parents may even be able to utilize mediation or other collaborative methods to come to child custody terms quickly. If such an option may interested Kentucky residents, they may wish to speak with experienced attorneys to find out more information.

Source: The Huffington Post, "7 Ways To Help Your Kids Get Through Divorce", Dr. Kurt Smith, March 22, 2017

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