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There is little else as unsettling as knowing that your marriage is coming to an end. You have exhausted all of your resources and you and your spouse have decided that separating is your best option to overcoming marital problems and moving forward with life. At Woodley & Dudley Lawyers, we have helped many people in Texas to work through the legal process of securing a divorce, arranging child custody and negotiating the separation of shared assets. 

If you and your spouse have had children together, chances are that your children are one of your primary concerns as you begin working through your divorce. Fortunately, there are all kinds of resources that you can draw upon to help your children cope without ignoring their emotional needs or downplaying the seriousness of your changing family dynamic. According to Psychology Today, one of the most important things for you to remember is that your children will benefit the most if you and your ex are able to maintain an amicable relationship despite having separated. The more contentious and bitter your battle, the more your children will be affected by the drama and tension they are exposed to. You can help your children adjust by providing them with both physical and emotional necessities including the following:

  • Housing, food, water and clothing.
  • A listening ear and emotional support. 
  • A stable household and consistent schedule.
  • Discipline that is both fair and appropriate for their age.

Working together with your ex, you can establish a parenting plan that will benefit every person involved. In addition, you can incorporate the tips above to give your children the best chance at overcoming the emotional stress that is associated with divorce. For more information about helping your children cope with divorce, visit our web page.