Nearly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. In 2013, more than 22 million U.S. children aged 21 and younger lived with a single parent. Although parental divorce is common, it is not always easy to predict how a child will respond to the dramatic lifestyle changes.
If you are a parent and facing divorce, there are steps you can take to help your children make a healthy transition. The process does not end when the divorce papers are signed; it is important that you continue to maintain open communication with your kids and help them understand and cope with the powerful emotions that follow divorce.
If you are currently facing a child custody dispute or would like to divorce your spouse, contact Behrens Law Firm, LLC. Barbara Behrens is a divorce attorney in St. Louis who has been practicing law for more than three decades.
Ms. Behrens will explain Missouri divorce laws, answer your questions and compassionately represent your interests. Call 314-499-6999 to arrange a consultation.
9 Questions to Ask Your Child after Divorce
Divorce comes with a myriad of challenging questions. Who will get the house? How will you and your spouse divide assets? What are the terms of your prenuptial agreement?
Asking these questions is an essential part of ending a marriage – and your divorce attorney can help you answer them. However, there are other questions that are just as important – the questions that you ask your child to understand how he or she is feeling after the marriage has ended.
Here are nine questions to help you get an idea of how your child is coping after divorce:
- How has your life changed since the divorce?
- Why do you think people get married, and why do they get divorced?
- What does a happy family look or feel like?
- Who can you talk to about the divorce?
- Has anything good come from the divorce?
- What are you scared of or worried about?
- What do you think your life will be like in the future?
- What good qualities do your parents have?
- If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
Divorce is one of the most difficult chapters in a person’s life. You can make the process much easier and less stressful by enlisting the help of a divorce attorney.
Barbara Behrens will handle the legal aspects of your divorce so you can focus on your family’s well-being. She will address your concerns and help you avoid mistakes that would compromise your personal or financial interests.
Ms. Behrens graduated in the top of her class at Stanford University and went on to get her law degree at the renowned UCLA School of Law. Call Behrens Law Firm, LLC today at 314-499-6999 to schedule a consultation with a child support lawyer in St. Louis.