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Divorce and child custody -- Keep the focus on needs of children

New York parents who are considering a divorce are likely concerned about how to keep the individual needs of the children as the primary focus. It can be complicated to divorce when there are children involved, but considering the individual needs of a child can be common ground for both parents. It is beneficial for the children when parents can work together to fully understand what is truly best for all parties before reaching a permanent child custody arrangement.

It is normal for children to display changes in behavior when their parents are going through a divorce. This may happen at school or at home, but there may be fewer behavior issues when the child or children are disrupted as little as possible. This can be achieved through a divorce agreement that determines the optimal educational arrangement for the kids.

It is clear that the actions of New York parents can have a direct and long-lasting impact on the children. From custody disagreements to support arrangements, the decisions of the divorcing couple are very important. This makes it essential for a couple, when it is possible, to consider working together on a divorce agreement that is focused around the needs of the children.

A divorce is not an easy process, particularly when child custody issues exist. However, rational discussion through the negotiation process is possible when parties have professional assistance completely dedicated to their unique needs. The individual needs of a child may be unique and/or complicated, but a divorce/custody agreement can include any factors that are important for a particular situation. An individual can learn about specific divorce options by seeking a case evaluation.

Source: The Huffington Post, "7 Ways Divorce Affects Kids, According To The Kids Themselves", Brittany Wong, Aug. 28, 2014

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