Getting married promotes feelings of anticipation and hope for what one believes will be a bright and happy future with one’s partner. The reality in Louisiana is that a significant number of marriages do end in divorce and many of those involve children. Family law can cover financial and property aspects of a separation as well as child custody and support issues.
When parents decide to divorce, their top concern is frequently the continuing well-being of their children. It is widely accepted that children do best when they can maintain a strong relationship with both parents. Coming to terms with that can be a challenge while one is at the same time trying to arrive at a new normal with one’s ex-spouse.
Children pick up on emotions from a very young age. It is critical that parents take time to reassure children that they are still loved by both parents. Children may lash out at the parent they feel to be responsible and it’s imperative that this not be taken personally. Depending on the age of the child, he or she might not even understand what one is feeling and will need love and understanding from both parents to successfully process those feelings.
Divorce in Louisiana can be a new beginning for a family. The goal is to arrive at a new normal that can be stronger than the conflict situation that resulted in the divorce. A parent who is considering divorce in Louisiana could benefit from a conversation with an attorney experienced in family law. A lawyer can review the family situation and possibly advise one regarding child support and custody options.