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Top 10 Ways To Keep Your Children Out Of The Middle Of Divorce
By Aaron Dishon, Esq.
- Do not criticize your former spouse in front of the child.
- Do not argue with your former spouse in your children’s presence. Be careful not to argue during exchanges of the child.
- Don't discuss adult issues such as finances or the details of divorce case in your child’s presence.
- You should never use your children to deliver messages, money, or anything else to your former spouse.
- Don't use your children to spy on the other parent, or to tell you the details of what the other parent is doing, such as whom they are dating.
- Don’t withhold visitation to punish your former spouse.
- Do not tell the children that they can choose where they want to live.
- Assure the children that you and your former spouse still love them and that the separation between you and your spouse is not their fault.
- Assure your child that they will continue to see both parents on a regular basis, and will be well taken care of by both parents.
- Be on time and punctual regarding all visitation and exchanges.