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Family law: Louisiana parents may need to work on communication

Once two people have children together, they are connected for the rest of their lives. While this notion may bring joy to some people, it may come as a more difficult idea to grasp when a once happy marriage turns into a situation warranting divorce. However, parents remain parents even if they do not remain husband and wife, and therefore, Louisiana residents may want to work toward avoiding certain custody and other family law issues.

One major problem that can occur after divorce is that parents no longer want to speak to one another. If the marriage ended particularly badly, each parent may hope to never even see the other person again. However, when children are involved, that idea is likely not a realistic scenario.

Unfortunately, some parents may attempt to carry out their hopes by trying to use their children to give information to the other parent. When placed in this type of situation, children can begin to feel immense stress and potentially begin to feel resentment toward their parents and the situation. This type of environment can prove immensely unhealthy, and everyone involved could face negative repercussions.

Concerned parents may wish to remain aware of the effects their decisions can have on their children. Because divorce can be stressful even under the best of circumstances, Louisiana parents may feel better about their decisions if they have the correct information and assistance with dealing with their circumstances. Speaking with experienced family law attorneys could help interested parties determine their best courses of action when it comes to dealing with custody issues.

Source: Lamorinda, CA Patch, “Children Are Not Mailboxes: Divorced Parents Must Communicate With Each Other“, Susan C. Schena, June 26, 2017

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