Divorce can be a challenging experience for individuals. It can become even more stressful when there are children involved. Divorce brings along multiple family law issues that can greatly impact the children involved. It is important for Rhode Island families going through issues related to family law to make sure they take the proper steps to reduce stress and harm to their children.
Dr. James Sears, who appears on the television show "The Doctors" recently spoke about the potential health consequences on kids when their parents are going through a divorce or separation. The separation can cause issues in children such as depression, insomnia and bed-wetting. He also notes that the irregular sleep patterns can cause issues with the child's immune system, making them 20-30 % more likely to get sick as compared to children who are not going through a divorce.
Raising children can be difficult. Raising children through a divorce can seem overwhelming at times. So, parents may be wondering what they can do to reduce stress not only for themselves but for their children as well. If parents are unable to amicably work through issues and calmly speak to their children, it may be wise to implement some form of family law mediation.
Family law mediation has the goal to assist struggling couples with any issue pertaining to their separation and divorce. Oftentimes, this contention has to do with child custody. Mediation will allow the individuals involved to have more of a say in what is happening with their case. Mediation avoids the court system, which can take things out of the couple's hands. Mediation also allows couples to be on a more expedient time table as compared to the court system. The reduced time and stress on the parents will undoubtedly carry over to their children.
Individuals struggling with family law issues should not struggle alone. There are individuals who can assist in the challenging process and ensure a smooth transition for all parties involved, including the children.
Source: The Huffington Post, "Divorce: Kids Health Is Compromised By Parental Divorce",