I truly understand that family law matters present an array of challenges that can persist outside of the courtroom.

How To Protect Children From the Effects of Separation

Tell the children that the separation is not their fault and that both parents love them. Tell them this ALL THE TIME.
Do not say negative things about the other parent to the children or in the presence of the children. Do not discuss the other parent in a negative way with adult friends and family if the children are anywhere nearby and might overhear.
If parents cannot be civil to each other, they should limit their contact to brief discussions about neutral issues regarding the children, and leave the contentious issues for their lawyers to handle.
Ensure that you seek adult support for adult problems. Do not discuss these issues with your children, and do not try to get information about the other parent from your children.
Be a good role model. The best way to teach your children how to cope with difficult situations is to show them with your own example.

1. Tell the children it's not their fault

2. Do not say negative things

3. Limit contact if it's not civil

4. Ensure you seek support

5. Be a good role model