Divorce – Doing What’s Best For Your Children
With so much at stake with a divorce, it’s easy for parents to do things that aren’t in the best interest of their children. That’s why the “Children’s Bill of Rights” was created to educate parent’s on what they should and should not do during and after their divorce regarding their children. Some of the ‘stipulations’ are great advice even for parents who aren’t getting a divorce.
Here’s an excerpt from the Children’s Bill of Rights that I find particularly important:
- The right not to be asked or expected to choose sides or be put in a situation where I would have to take one parent’s side against the other
- The right to freely and privately communicate with both parents
- The right not to be asked questions by one parent about the other
- The right to not be a messenger.
- The right to not hear either parent say anything bad about the other
- The right to expect healthy relationship modeling, despite the recent events
There are various versions of the Children’s Bill of Rights on the web. The version from which these excerpts were taken can be found at http://www.divorcehq.com/childrens-bill-of-rights.shtml. There are also some good books on the subject such as “Helping Children Cope With Divorce”, “When Mom and Dad Divorce”, and “Putting Children First”.
If you are going through a divorce, please always try to do what’s in the best interest of your children. The divorce attorneys at Albrecht & Albrecht are available for a free consultation and we can assist you in helping you ensure that the legal choices you make are in the best interest of your children.