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Child custody can impact only children during divorce process

Divorce in Connecticut is a life-changing event for both the parents and their children. A divorce proceeding that involves child custody can especially affect only children. A few tips may help divorcing parents of only children protect their kids during this type of family law proceeding.

It may be worth getting an only child a pet, as this pet can easily serve as an important companion during and after the divorce process. Kids often view their pets as their best friends and their constant companions, maybe even surrogate siblings. An ideal choice for a pet is one that can help a child to start conversations with potential new friends.

It is critical that divorcing parents avoid treating their kids as confidantes. A lot of only children are advanced verbally since they are often around adults and are given their parents' undivided attention. However, it is important not to mistake their verbal intelligence for emotional maturity. Parents would be wise not confide in their only children about anything related to the divorce.

When two divorcing parents in Connecticut are dealing with the issue of child custody, they may be able to find common ground and develop a parenting plan that meets both of their goals as well as those of the child. The benefit of creating this type of plan with appropriate legal guidance is that it helps to decrease hostility between the parents and thus makes co-parenting easier down the road. It also helps a child to feel empowered because his or her best interests are considered long-term.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Parenting Only Children After Divorce", Samantha Rodman, Aug. 25, 2015

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