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Through the divorce process, children learn a lot about respectful communication and creative conflict resolution.  It allows them to see how difficult adjustments can bring about positive changes in an otherwise negative situation.  In her article, “My Parents Split Up When I was 13. Here’s Why I’m Glad They Did,” Tara Eisenhard, whose parents divorced when she was 13-years-old, considers herself a “divorce encouragist.”

For the first several months, there is a lot of adjusting to be endured by children of divorce.  If and when one or both parents enter into new relationships, the children may at first be naturally skeptical, but after some time they tend to realize that seeing their parents happy actually makes them happy as well.  In her article, Ms. Eisenhard describes the great bond she formed with her father’s new girlfriend’s daughter.  Eisenhard states that as a whole, she felt that her family grew and became happier.  She says her parents eventually became friends again!  The attitude and approach parents have during their divorce is essentially what determines the take their children will have on the process.  If children are not forced to live through a contentious divorce, they are less likely to view divorce in a negative light.

Eisenhard describes her parents’ divorce as “one of the most positive experiences of her life” because even though they did not always get along, they remained a team when it came to parenting.  She took this experience as an opportunity to learn and grow stronger as a person while coming to know her parents as individuals regardless of the strict labels and roles that everyone played prior to the divorce.

Are you thinking about entering into a Prenuptial Agreement? Are you considering filing for divorce or separation?  When a couple decides to dissolve their marriage, there are many aspects that need to be addressed including child custody and financial support, parenting time/visitation, spousal support and equitable distribution, to name a few.  These are subjects that Jay D. Raxenberg, P.C. has gained a great deal of experience in over the last two decades in Supreme and Family Court in the tri-state area.  Mr. Raxenberg has extensive training, knowledge and experience in this area of the law and is dedicated to providing exceptional compassionate legal representation to all of his clients.  Please call (516) 491-0565 or toll free at (888) 543-4867 to arrange your initial complimentary consultation.

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