Considerations when getting a divorce – new article by Richard E. Smalley, Esq
The new article by Oklahoma family law attorney Richard E Smalley reviews the most important things to consider before divorce to avoid issues during the legal process.
By: The Smalley Law Firm
Here are some of the things to consider before divorce to avoid issues later on: The biggest concern for parents who have decided to part ways is how their children will take it. One of the common reasons why many people choose to stay in unhappy relationships rather than separating or getting a divorce is because they are concerned about their children.
How unhappy relationships affect children is another debate, which is beyond the scope of this article. But, if you have decided to end your marriage, there are many things that you should consider about your children, like their emotional well-being, how close they are to each parent, and if they are capable of coping with transitions or dealing with losses.
Expecting your children to not get affected by your divorce is unrealistic, but you can definitely make the divorce process and transition easier for them. These factors will help you determine what you need to do.
You may need to deal with every child differently because every child copes with and responds to such situations in a different manner. You may consider scheduling a few sessions with a family therapist for advice or even take your children there.
Custody cases often cause emotional disturbances and can affect children's mental health. Lastly, you should clearly talk about child maintenance with your partner to make sure your children's financial future is secure.
A divorce is not just about signing a paper and living in separate houses. It is a long and often complicated process that requires considering a lot of factors; division of assets is one of the most common reasons for disputes in divorce cases.
Richard E. Smalley, III is an attorney in Norman, Oklahoma.
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Richard E. Smalley, III