Editor’s note: We are pleased today to feature a guest article from Alan Brady on advice for parents on handling custody disputes in a way which decreases the impact on kids. Although Divorce Ministry 4 Kids is not a legal site, it is important that we remember that divorce is a legal process. As people who care for and minister to kids, we must understand that legal process at least a little bit and be in a position to offer advice to parents on ways they can help to alleviate some of the stress of divorce on their kids. Child custody is one such area, and we are grateful to Alan for his insight. As indicated in the author information below, Alan is a writer for Attorney.com, and he has included a link to that site in this article. While we are happy to let Alan link to this site and hope it may be of assistance to some people, Divorce Ministry 4 Kids does not specifically endorse any sites linked to by guest authors.
Ending a marriage can be a difficult and ugly thing for everyone involved, but it is still the responsibility of all parents to make every effort to minimize the trauma the divorce causes for their children. Unfortunately, it is all too common for adults who are angry, sad, and/or hurt to become so consumed with their own feelings that they forget about, or overlook, those of their children.
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