19 Action News is carrying a report on helping children deal with the divorce of their parents. Anyone who has been connected with the divorce of a couple with children will understand immediately the impact that the dissolution of their parents’ marriage can have on children. Dr. Sara Rivero-Conil, a clinical psychologist at Miami Children’s Hospital, presents three major places to work to help children cope effectively with their parents’ divorce: communicating, taking the “high road,” and taking care of yourself. She encourages communication with your children, not only to clarify and reinforce that the divorce is not their fault but to ensure that they know you consider their feelings important. She then warns against using your children as a tool in the “fight” against your ex. It can be highly destructive to the children, and frankly probably isn’t very emotionally constructive for you, either. Finally, it isn’t healthy for your children to always see you in pain. By taking care of yourself, you are actually helping your children as well, because in many cases, children whose parent is obviously not feeling well will feel the need to care for the parent.
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According to the Ohio Department of Health, there were nearly 40,000 divorces in Ohio in 2010, the most recent year for which data is available. With about 65,000 marriages that year, there were 59.5 divorces for every 100 marriages. In Cuyahoga County, that number is even higher, with 62.9 divorces per 100 marriages. Over 45% of the divorces that took place in Ohio that year involved couples with minor children. That is a very large number of children left to cope with the break-up of their nuclear family in one year.
If you are considering divorce, speak with an experienced Cleveland divorce attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. In divorce as much as any area of law, every case is different, and in order to get the best possible outcome, you need a lawyer who will take the details of your specific case into consideration. Eric Laubacher is a dedicated Cleveland divorce attorney who has helped countless people in Greater Cleveland to obtain the best possible outcome from a very unfortunate situation. Facing the end of a marriage is difficult, particularly if you have young children. The attorneys at Laubacher & Company can help ease the legal difficulty, allowing you to focus on the emotional well-being of your family. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact Laubacher & Co today at (440) 336-8687.