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National Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month in January: Wells Family Law Celebrates

National Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month in January: Wells Family Law Celebrates

January is National Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month. Children who are put in the middle of the conflict during divorce can experience all sorts of trauma which may manifest itself in academic difficulties, emotional upheaval, cognitive impairment and social conflicts. Forcing children into a “loyalty bind” by making them feel as if they have to choose between their parents is something that divorce attorneys see on a regular basis. It is heartbreaking to watch how some parents, intentionally or otherwise, put their children’s mental and physical well-being at risk during a break-up. Determine What Is Most Important Parents who are able to set aside their anger and remain child-focused during their divorce, emphasizing their children’s best interests, reassuring children that they are not to blame, refusing to put children…