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According to divorce experts, more options exist today than ever before for parents that are entangled in divorce and custody disputes.
Various types of treatments, therapy and counseling are now available to both parents and their children who are going through this emotionally straining process.
Staying Positive for Children
Divorce experts claim that counseling services, meditation and collaborative family-law meetings are all ways in which parents can help their children to better cope with the separation of the most important figures in their lives.
Reports also state that these treatments may also help parents to better manage their stress and stay positive for their kids.
“The less arguing the child sees, the better off the child is. It’s terrible for children to get in the middle of that,” says Ben Schwarz, a family law attorney.
Parents Encouraged to Ask for Help
Jessica Zaucha, a clinical social worker says that parents shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help and guidance from outside sources.
“Children have to remain the priority for parents who are going through any kind of separation,” explains Zaucha, “ if you’re not taking care of yourself, you’re not going to be the kind of parent you need to be.”
Schwarz claims that most divorcing couples think that if they seek counseling for themselves and their family it will reflect poorly on them during child-custody proceedings.
However, Candace Pietschmann, family law attorney explains, “It absolutely makes a difference to start down a more positive road as opposed to starting down the adversarial path. It’s not fun to go through a divorce, but in the end, couples who seek therapy will look at it like, Ok, I can get through this.”
(Source: Northwest Herald)
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