At Peter Loyd Weber & Associates, we are committed to helping our clients get the parenting time they are entitled to, and ensure that the child’s needs are met and standard of living is maintained. Child custody battles are often emotional and painful, but having an attorney on your side is crucial in these matters. Contact us today at (720) 863-7755 to see how we can help you with your case.

Tips to lessen the emotional impact on a child during a child custody battle

Child custody disputes can be a very emotional and stressful time for not just the parents but for the children as well. It is important to realize this at the onset, so that the children involved can be burdened with as little as possible and to help a child through this transition with as little difficulty as possible. Here are some important factors to consider when going through a child custody battle:

Avoid fighting in front of children

Children can be very susceptible to parent’s arguments, which can cause children to feel stress or even depressed. Arguments or any potential discussions concerning the child’s custody should be kept out of earshot from the child.

Avoid talking badly about the other spouse to the child

It is easy to forget that just because you no longer wish to have a relationship with your child’s other parent, it is important for him or her to have a good relationship with both parents. If the other spouse continues to play a role in your child’s life, they will also play some sort of role in yours.

Freedom from guilt/blame

Children can often feel that they are the cause of their parent’s separation and feel guilty. It is important to assure them that they are not the to blame. (read more here)

Let kids be kids

Children should not be dealing with adult issues. “Children should not be given the job of healing your pain. Too often, children serve either as armor or as saviors for their parents in crisis.” (read more here)

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