Keep your child's best interests foremost in divorce

As family law attorneys, we have certainly seen some down and dirty custody battles emerge. But we always caution our clients to avoid rolling around in the mud with their exes over the divorce. These attempts to smear your ex can often wind up getting you just as dirty.

But there are other reasons, too, for rising above your marital issues and taking the high road in your divorce. The No. 1 reason is that particularly acrimonious divorces are much harder on the children.

Kids internalize many things, and when their parents split up, it's quite common for them to believe that the split was their fault. This can create all sorts of problems for the children. They don't know how to handle their feelings of guilt, anger and betrayal, so they may lash out in anger at school and wind up in trouble. Others may stop speaking entirely and retreat into inner worlds where there is less conflict.

Meanwhile, the parents are too busy trying to trip up their exes to see the damage that has already been done to their kids by the divorce and its consequences.

We encourage our clients to co-parent compatibly with their child's other parent. This allows the children to still see their parents as a united front instead of separate units that can be further pitted against each other and manipulated by the kids.

Are you an Orange County parent who is struggling with custody issues in your divorce? We may be able to help you sort out the matter and reach a workable solution. Contact us to learn more.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact the Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Rosen & Rosen, LLP
625 The City Drive, Suite 260
Orange, CA 92868

Local: 714-939-0111
Toll Free: 877-600-8257
Fax: 714-978-7347
Orange Law Office Map

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.

Map data © Mapbox © OpenStreetMap.