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    Divorce is stressful for everyone in a family. The emotional turmoil a child can experience is especially distressing. To prevent unnecessary suffering, some parents stay together for the sake of their kids; others simply have no choice but to split up. Either way, children feel the stress and tension – there is no sparing them from it. But there are things parents can do to support their children through this major life change.

    The Emotional Roller Coaster of Divorce

    Research has found that kids struggle the most during the first year or two after divorce. This makes sense, of course, because absolutely everything they have known is changing. Children can experience the same range of emotions an adult can experience during a Michigan divorce, from anger to anxiety, grief to disbelief, fear to sadness.

    While this early time will be the hardest to get through, most kids adjust to their new routines and living arrangements. Others, unfortunately, are not so lucky, and they are unable to find a new normal. It’s a small percentage of kids who fall into the latter category, and it is possible to help your child avoid it.

    How Kids React to Divorce

    Divorce is an abstract concept for many children. They’ve heard of it. They know kids at school whose parents have split up. Living in a divorced household, however, is a completely different experience. Confusion, frustration, and fear are all normal emotions, and they can come out in various ways depending on the child’s age.

    • Toddlers and little kids: The youngest children often have the most difficult time understanding why they’re going between two homes because of your parenting time arrangement. They may also develop a fear that, if their parents no longer love one another, they may stop loving them one day too.
    • Elementary school children: Grade school kids may worry that their parents’ divorce is somehow their fault. They may blame themselves for doing something wrong or assume that their misbehavior is the root cause of the split.
    • Teenagers: Teens don’t always have much to say, but when it comes to divorce their anger can make itself known. They may be resentful about the changes that are being forced on their life, and may resent one or both parents for the end of the marriage.

    Every family is unique and so is every divorce. Children will not react one way or another based on age alone or their position in the family. Some kids, in fact, may feel nothing but relief when their parents finally decide to divorce. Living in a house that is heavy on arguments and stress is difficult to deal with. When that tension goes away, life gets better – even kids can recognize that.

    The New Normal of Divorce

    While some kids will go inside themselves to cope with divorce, becoming quiet or spending more time alone, others will externalize their feelings. Kids may become impulsive, misbehave in school, and experience more conflict with their peers. This is all normal, but that doesn’t make it any easier for parent or child to cope with. Some parents opt to send their children to therapy to help them cope with the divorce. Sometimes, families will go to counseling together.

    If you’re at the beginning of a Michigan divorce, arm yourself with an experienced divorce attorney to help you through all the ups and downs. Contact the family law attorneys at Femminineo Attorneys in Mt. Clemens to schedule a consultation.


    What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

    Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

    Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

    We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

    Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

    Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

    We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

    During traditional business hours, please call us at: (586) 954-9500

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