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TOP 10 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CHILDREN
OUT OF THE MIDDLE OF DIVORCE

By Aaron Dishon, Esq.
  1. Do not criticize your former spouse in front of the child.

  2. Do not argue with your former spouse in your childrenís presence. Be careful not to argue during exchanges of the child.

  3. Don't discuss adult issues such as finances or the details of divorce case in your childís presence.

  4. You should never use your children to deliver messages, money, or anything else to your former spouse.

  5. Don't use your children to spy on the other parent, or to tell you the details of what the other parent is doing, such as whom they are dating.

  6. Donít withhold visitation to punish your former spouse.

  7. Do not tell the children that they can choose where they want to live.

  8. Assure the children that you and your former spouse still love them and that the separation between you and your spouse is not their fault.

  9. Assure your child that they will continue to see both parents on a regular basis, and will be well taken care of by both parents.

  10. Be on time and punctual regarding all visitation and exchanges.

This Article Top 10 Ways To Keep Your Children Out Of The Middle Of Divorce was written by Aaron Dishon; Copyright Dishon & Block, APC.