Divorce can be hard whether you have children or not. It means the end of a time when two people loved and trusted each other. But it can especially be difficult for children. Now, after you have had a team like Cordell & Cordell law professionals represent you, you are a divorced dad. What can you do, especially for your children?
Be There For Your Children
Many kids have a hard time coping when their parents divorce. They may irrationally blame themselves. Be there to help show them that it had nothing to do with them. Avoid doing things like fighting with their mother when they are there – it can be psychologically scarring.
Try To Live Close By
While it may seem tough to be near the person that you are divorcing, you also need to think of the kids. If they know that you are nearby, that will give them a sense of security. Also, you can get there quickly in the event of an emergency.
Stay In Close Communication If Distant
Staying close might not be an option if you are in the military, for example, and are deployed in another place. It’s still important to be in contact with your children as much as possible. They need to know that you are still part of their lives even if you are hundreds, or even thousands, of miles away.
Pay Child Support
You need to show that you are supporting your child both emotionally and financially. They need to know that you are still looking out for their well-being in terms of being able to get food and clothes and a roof over their heads.
Divorce can be hard and experts like those at Cordell & Cordell are there to help dads navigate this new world. These are just some of the tips that can help make that process a little bit easier for all involved. Being a divorced dad is not the end of the world – for you or your children.