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3 tips for avoiding childhood trauma during a divorce

Children don't always understand why their parents do the things they do. They may blame themselves for things they had nothing to do with or believe that their parents dislike or hate them even though that thought has never crossed their parents' minds.

When a divorce begins, children may not be sure how to handle it. It's a responsibility of parents to make sure the children involved feel loved and are taken care of as much as possible during this difficult time. In a child's eyes, a divorce may seem like the end of the world.

Child custody and its effects on your children

Divorce can often be very difficult and not just on the couple. If you are considering divorce, you may be focused on issues such as determining which one of you gets the house and where the children will live. You may be experiencing a range of emotions from anger and disappointment and even fear of the future. While you are going through this process, it is also important to remember the psychological effects the new custody arrangements will have on your children.

If you are considering divorce, it is important to take the necessary steps to protect your interests and those of your children. The right custody agreement can make a significant difference in your children's lives. An experienced attorney in the Cumming area can help you with the divorce process. Read further to find out more about child custody and its effects on your children.

The ABCs of your Georgia divorce

When you and your husband got married, you thought it would be forever. Fifteen years and three kids later, he packed his bags and moved out. Now you are facing divorce and you are not sure where to begin. One of the first things you should do is to contact a local divorce lawyer to discuss your situation.

An experienced attorney can guide you through the court process, help you handle custody issues, and negotiate your divorce settlement. Even with legal counsel, it is important to understand basic Georgia divorce laws. Just like other states, there is a certain process you will have to go through in order to be legally divorced.

Creating a nontraditional parenting plan

Child custody and visitation plans for divorced parents do not have to look the way they did in the past. Every family is different, and every family can craft a parenting plan that works for them.

A typical parenting plan in the past would likely give primary residential custody to one parent, usually the mother. The father would typically have overnight visits on alternate weekends and alternate holidays. Here are some examples of nontraditional parenting plans:

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