Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.
Book Now

Denver (303) 395-4773 Broomfield (303) 872-8919

Breckenridge (970) 285-3077 Toll-Free (800) 746-3560

Denver (303) 395-4773 Toll-Free (800) 746-3560

Leaders in Litigation

Divorce process can pose emotional challenges for children

The process of getting divorced can understandably be difficult for both spouses to navigate from an emotional standpoint. However, a marital breakup can also pose major emotional challenges for the children involved, especially if parental conflict during the divorce is strong. Here is a look at how a conflict-filled divorce can impact children in Colorado.

Recent research shows that when divorcing parents fight, this can increase their children's feelings of anxiety and stress. The reason for this is that children who witness extensive parental conflict generally fear that their parents will ultimately abandon them. Unfortunately, these children have a greater likelihood of suffering mental health issues long term as a result.

The recent research further shows that parental conflict can take a toll on children involved in divorce even if the parents have seemingly strong relationships with the children. This is because parents are instrumental in managing their children's stress. However, when children experience persistent arguing, this can actually elevate their stress levels, thus essentially canceling out the benefits that come with being close to their parents.

One of the best ways for divorcing parents to mitigate stress and anxiety for their children is to try to resolve their divorce matters outside of court. For instance, they can work to create a mutually satisfactory parenting agreement through mediation or informal negotiations, which is often less acrimonious than going to divorce trial. An attorney in Colorado can provide the guidance needed to navigate an out-of-court divorce proceeding with confidence, keeping both the client's and the children's best interests at the center of the proceeding.

Email us your case details

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Broomfield Office
390 Interlocken Crescent
Suite 350
Broomfield, CO 80021

Toll Free: 800-746-3560
Phone: 303-872-8919
Fax: 303-464-8000
Broomfield Law Office Map

Denver Office
1660 Lincoln Street
Suite 2000
Denver, CO 80264

Toll Free: 800-746-3560
Phone: 303-395-4773
Denver Law Office Map

Breckenridge Office
106 North French Street
Suite 230
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Toll Free: 800-746-3560
Phone: 970-285-3077
Breckenridge Law Office Map

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.