What Happens to Children during Divorce Proceedings?

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If you're going through a divorce, one of your biggest concerns is probably your children. We understand that a divorce involving children can be a difficult and emotional affair, but we are here to help make it easier. This article explains what typically happens to children during divorce proceedings and how custody is established.

During Divorce Proceedings

During divorce proceedings, before child custody has been established, it is largely up to the parents to determine how the children will be cared for. Hopefully, with some mediation, you and your spouse can agree upon a child care plan, even if it is only going to be in effect until the divorce is finalized. If you cannot agree on a child care plan, a representative may be assigned to the children, and this person will determine the best course of action based on the interests of the children.

After Divorce

In a perfect world, divorcing parents would always be able to agree on how custody of their children will be shared. However, when this is not the case, it is left to a judge to determine how the children will be cared for. In most cases, it is in the best interests of the children to have both parents in their lives in some way. If there is a history of abuse from one parent, or one of the parents is unstable, the judge may give the other parent sole custody. However, in most cases, you can expect to have shared custody with your ex.

 

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