Parents going through a divorce usually have the added stress of dealing with child custody issues. The emotions that are usually associated with the divorce and child custody issues can sometimes turn a stressful situation into a nasty situation. That, however, isn't something that the children should be subjected to. Texas residents might be interested in learning about how they can help to make divorce easier on their children.
For a child, seeing parents fight and argue is a horrible experience. Having to worry about which parent will go to which events in the child's life is likely to cause anxiety. For some children, knowing both parents will be at an event is traumatic because they might fight. Having only one parent there is also traumatic because the child often wants to experience the event with both parents. It is a seemingly winner-less situation because the child suffers no matter what.
All of this should serve to remind parents that when they divorce, they are divorcing each other. They aren't, however, divorcing the children. All children need to have their parents around, especially for important events. Because of this, parents who are divorcing should learn how to work together to raise the child. Issues like child support, visitation, and child custody can all be handled without having to involve the child in the disagreement.
Anyone who is going through a divorce should make sure that he or she knows the applicable laws pertaining to all aspects of the divorce. By knowing the possible child custody arrangements, you might be in a better position to decide which is best for your child.
Source: Huffington Post, "The Best Gift Divorced Parents Can Give Their Kids" Amy Arndt, May. 27, 2014