There is no doubt that divorce can cause hurt and heartache, especially to the children involved. In some cases, parents in Arizona considering divorce manage to find a way to work together and help their children realize that they are loved. In other cases, one parent merely becomes the absent parent, leaving the other parent to answer difficult questions.
When one parent merely leaves, the remaining parent may often have to deal with feelings of resentment and hurt, while trying to help the children deal with the fact that their parents are getting a divorce. While the answer a parent wants to give the children may reflect his or her true feelings, it is important to focus on the well-being of the children. The best answers are the ones that help the children realize that they are still loved and do not share any blame for the divorce.
There is no harm in a parent admitting that he or she does not have all the answers. However, it is important to be available to listen when the children need to talk, and to make them feel important and understand that they were never the cause of the other parent leaving, while also dealing with everything else relating to the divorce. This is why, when it becomes clear that one parent has no interest in remaining involved with the children, it is important for the parent left with the children to find an experienced family lawyer.
In Arizona, family law deals with issues of child custody, visitation rights and child support, as well as all other aspects of divorce. When a parent mainly focuses on helping the children deal with their hurt, important decisions may not get the attention needed. By allowing a lawyer to deal with all matters relating to the divorce, the parent can focus on helping the children deal with the break-up of their parents’ marriage.
Source: The Huffington Post, “What I Told My Daughter When She Asked Why Dad Left“, Eden Strong, Nov. 15, 2014