In recent years the phrase ‘child centered divorce’ has become more and more prevalent. Articles and blogs are pointing to studies where children who experience a tumultuous divorce are more likely to have major emotional issues as an adult.
Most parents going through a divorce talk about how resilient their kids are and well they are taking it – when in fact, in most cases, the children are putting a good ‘face’ on the situation by pretending to be ‘fine’.
Mothers using custody as a way to get more money, fathers who stay away in response to demands they don’t agree with – in many divorces children end up being pawns in a power struggle.
We council our clients to always put their children’s needs first. While divorce always hurts someone, it is possible for two people to go their separate ways and still make their children a priority.