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New Jersey parents may need to be careful during divorce

Divorce can be hard enough on the two individuals who are directly involved, but when children come into play the situation can become immensely more complicated. Depending on how the divorce goes, it can have a lasting effect on the child that will stay with them for the rest of their life. However, many New Jersey couples are doing their best to make the divorce as easy on the children as possible so that no issues arise later on.

Divorce has almost become normal, and sometimes people fail to realize that it is far from normal for a child. If a divorce is messy, it can change a child's outlook on life no matter how old they are. However, there are a few things that parents who are going through a divorce can do to try to minimize the pain for their children.

The first thing is to make sure that both parents stay in the child's life if it is possible and inform the child of the changes that may be occurring soon. The next thing to do is make sure to tell the child that they are loved and that the divorce is not their fault. Lastly, communicate with each other as well as the child. Do not make the child the messenger and allow the child to voice their thoughts and feelings.

Another thing that some New Jersey couples may find agreeable is to research their rights and responsibilities under the law. Divorce can be a very long process and can be made even longer if the couple do not have appropriate expectations going in to the situation. In cases where the parents cannot reach mutual agreements, a family judge may have to step in to make decisions that are in the best interests of the children.

Source: The Journal, Children need help when going through divorce, Reanne Catlett and Cassidy Peebles, Dec. 24, 2013

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