Divorce often times becomes a power struggle for control over the children. Issues such as time sharing, educational decisions, sports activities, religious upbringing, and medical care are just a few of such issues.
Anger between parents also brings the children into the middle of things. What role should the children play in their parent's divorce? Whose side should they take, and for whom should they speak on behalf of
The answer to these questions should be apparent. They are not the ones "getting divorced"; their parents are divorcing. It is not their battle, and they should not be a part of the proceedings.
Divorcing parents in Florida must participate in state mandated parenting education courses before their divorces are finalized by the judge. It is better to participate in this required program early on in order to avoid as much conflict as possible throughout the proceedings.
HBO will be airing a documentary throughout the month of October which deals with divorce from the children's perspective. Kids will explain the impact of divorce on them, and they offer advice to parents on how they should conduct themselves during the difficult process of divorce.
Any parent who wants to clearly understand what impact the divorce process has on their own children should not miss this HBO documentary, "Don't Divorce Me! Kid's Rules for Parents on Divorce."
If you need any additional information, or assistance in the divorce process, and reducing the potential harm to children, contact an experienced attorney, one who is an advocate for children's rights. Alan R. Burton, Esq., an attorney with offices in Boca Raton, Florida is ready to advise and assist you.