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on Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

Even with differences in state-by-state divorce rates, a divorce can happen in Connecticut, and many will. Though the process has the potential to drain an individual emotionally and financially, divorcing parents should still attempt to be strong for their children and their job. They should also maintain some transparency so that any children feeling divided by the divorce can cope with the situation to the best of their ability.

One of the biggest tips for divorced parents is to do their best to avoid talking about a former spouse in a negative light around their children. This can make them have similar feelings toward their other parent when listening to the spouse that is feeling spited. If the other parent is still in the picture, this may be harmful to the co-parenting relationship.

Another idea for those coping with the end of a marriage is to realize that men and women deal with the separation differently. Those experiencing this dramatic life change should know that things will probably not be the same. A person is leaving the other person — or both are leaving each other — and this means that things will be different. Besides this, property is divided and children may be placed into joint or sole custody depending on the circumstances.

When an individual decides that they want to begin dating again and they find someone, experts suggest giving children at least a year before introducing them to a new significant other. If the new relationship has occurred before divorce negotiations are finalized, it can have a serious effect on the emotions and finances surrounding the split.

Source: Huffington Post, “10 Tips for a Sane Divorce: Five for You, Five for Me,” Micki McWade, Nov. 28, 2011

Tags: child custody, child support, divorce

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