Children are Children - leave them out of the adult conflict

Divorce and child-custody cases are very stressful, and it's important to shield the children from that stress as much as possible. By discussing the details of court proceedings with a child, or showing documents to a child, severe damage can be caused. The child can suffer emotional scars that can last for years and that will affect that child’s ability to have normal relationships.
So, my advice to a client when asked questions by his or her child about divorce or about the progress of a court case is just simply tell that child,

“You are my child, you will always be loved, you will always have a place to live and you will always have food and clothing. The adults will handle everything else.”

If you would like to discuss you particular divorce, custody or other family-law situation with a licensed Illinois attorney, please give me a call, seven days a week, at 312-493-4241.

- Kevin Johnson

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