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DuPage County parenting time lawyerMost parents will agree that the most important aspect of a divorce is making sure the children are okay. However, many parents worry about how a divorce will affect their children. Therefore, a lot of couples are currently in unhappy marriages in an attempt to spare their children the stress of divorce. It is important to remember that a divorce is the result of an unhealthy relationship between two spouses -- it has nothing to do with their children. While you cannot protect your children from all of the stresses and changes a divorce can cause, you can take steps to make sure your children are protected from the arguments and other negative effects that a divorce can trigger.

Take Care of Yourself

Although it may seem selfish, one of the best things you can do for your children during your divorce is to make sure you take care of yourself before you focus on them. A divorce can be traumatizing and can take its toll on you after a while. You should practice self-care by eating healthy foods, exercising, getting enough sleep, and talking to people in your support system. When you are emotionally stable, you are better able to guide your children through this major life transition.

Do Not Talk Negatively About Your Spouse

You should avoid criticizing or putting down your ex-spouse when your children can hear. Though you may have an issue with your former partner, your children do not. They deserve to have a relationship with both parents that is not clouded by negative opinions from one parent.

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Many spouses will stay in a marriage even when it is clear that divorce is the best choice. However, the more one waits, the more difficult a divorce becomes. Moreover, an experienced local family law attorney may greatly simplify the divorce process.

Rigs Aurora divorce lawyerHere is an overview of how the process works. Once a spouse decides to get a divorce, they will usually contact a divorce attorney. A good attorney will schedule an in-person meeting to discuss the circumstances of the case and define the client’s goals. During this meeting, the attorney will collect relevant information like the duration of marriage, whether there are any children, marital assets or debts.

Once the attorney gathers these initial information, they will be able to explain the steps, cost and time involved with the divorce. A good attorney will take the time to explain these steps in detail so each client is able to make an informed decision.

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The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.

630-409-8184

1444 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 307, Aurora, IL 60505

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