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Disagreements over support arrangements affect children too

Going through a divorce is not easy, especially when there is a disagreement over support arrangements. This complicated process is difficult for the parents, but it also has a profound impact on the children. Fortunately, with the proper care and attention, disagreements over support arrangements and custody can be smooth for all parties involved.

Even when Missouri parents are in the middle of a heated battle over support and divorce terms, giving children a solid routine can give them a stability that they need during this difficult time. Parents can agree to always speak nicely about the other parent, which can be difficult during a divorce. This will also help children to continue to have a positive relationship with both parents, which is essential to a child's well-being.

Occasionally seeing their parents together can be beneficial and it is especially impactful if they see their parents working together to resolve divorce issues in a respectful manner. This may not always be possible, but parents can strive to make this process as peaceful as possible for their children. Missouri couples can work with their spouse through mediation, which can help resolve tension and solve disagreements.

Support arrangements are complicated and can add difficulty to an already stressful time in a family's life. For this reason, children often feel the impact of this situation and experience guilt and emotional trauma. It is possible to protect children by seeking assistance to resolve some of divorce's most complicated issues. Support disagreements are common, but they do not have to leave a lasting impact on children when proper care is practiced.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Remember, Your Children Are Going Through This Divorce Too", Michelle Crosby, May 6, 2014

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