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Timing of Divorce Could Depend On Situation Being High Or Low Conflict


When a family involves children, parents deciding to divorce may choose to time their divorce around the needs of the children. School schedules could be taken into account, for example. But opting to adjust timelines is not always possible when a divorce is high conflict. There are times when a divorce as soon as possible is best for all involved.

Deciding to end a marriage is stressful. There are likely many questions you have regarding what your options are. To secure the future you want, connect with a Bucks County family attorney right away. Whether you are involved in a high-conflict divorce or are in a situation where the split is amicable, there are many factors to consider.

Considering How Kids Will Adapt to Change

If you have children, and there is not a lot of conflict and you and your spouse agree it is time to end the union, the two of you may consider timelines connected to the age of the kids. Each situation is unique and the individual needs of your family will need to be considered.

For example, some families find it better for a change to happen when children are small. This is because younger children may be able to adapt to two homes with less stress. But, of course, this is not always the case. Sometimes if a young child is just beginning daycare or preschool they may already be adapting to a new environment at school and can benefit from less change at home.

Because kids have emotional needs at every age, it is common for family lawyers to see a lot of divorce requests when children become adults, such as when they go to college or enter the workforce. While there can still be issues, such as a young adult struggling at college and being emotionally upset about the divorce, some families find this to be a time to make a transition.

Abuse, Fighting and Violence Are Possible in High-Conflict Divorces

Naturally, high-conflict situations involving violence and abuse need to be managed right away. Kids are negatively impacted by constant arguments and physical violence. This is true whether the kids are small or headed to university. In these instances, get yourself and your children to a safe space and connect with a legal professional as soon as possible.

You do not need to stay in a bad marriage. A Bucks County family attorney can discuss options with you. When you are in a high-conflict marriage, there are immediate solutions available. If the circumstance is low conflict, take time to strategize with a lawyer and develop the best plan for the future, both for yourself and your kids.

Are you trying to determine what the best timeline is for you to separate and divorce? A skilled lawyer has the experience to secure the future you are seeking. The family law attorneys at Kardos, Rickles & Hand help. Our dedicated legal team understands the finer points of family law. There are opportunities to create the life you want. Schedule your consultation today, call 215-968-6602.

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