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Coping With Spending Time Away From Your Children

Posted by Crissy Del Percio | Dec 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

coping with spending time away from your children

Drama-Free Divorce provides invaluable advice for those searching for 'coping with spending time away from your children'. Budget-conscious Kansas City residents, particularly in Missouri and Kansas can take advantage of our budget-friendly options, starting from $500 per month. This allows you to cover your divorce costs more easily with flexibility. Our transparent pricing structure offers fixed costs with no surprises, and our approach requires minimal court appearances - providing professional legal care with compassion in an emotionally trying time.

Navigating the emotional challenges associated with being apart from your kids during a divorce can be daunting, yet this article provides tips to cope with that separation and make their transition easier. We will also cover the benefits of hiring an attorney as well as the steps you can take to ease this phase.


Ways to Cope of Spending Time Away From Your Children

  • Establish a Routine: One effective strategy for dealing with your child's absence is creating a routine that keeps you focused and engaged, helping manage time more productively while alleviating the emotional void.
  • Engage in Self-care: Take this time to focus on yourself and tend to your needs, including activities that bring happiness and relaxation. Spending time investing in yourself through hobbies, exercise or even just connecting with people will improve overall health.
  • Stay Connected Virtually: In our digital world, staying in touch has never been simpler. Use video calls, emails, and texts to ensure a steady line of communication with your children - this may not replace physical presence but may give them a sense of intimacy and closeness.
  • Seek Emotional Support: Divorce can be emotionally difficult, so it's essential that you seek assistance. A solid support network -- whether family, friends, or therapy sessions -- will help ease you through its emotional ups and downs.


How can we strengthen co-parenting?

Divorce can be an emotionally exhausting journey; adding children into this mix only complicates matters further. To improve co-parenting arrangements during this transition period and make best use of co-parenting agreements, here are a few practical tips:

  • Communication: Create an environment conducive to open, honest discussions between you and your ex-spouse, outlining expectations regarding parental roles and responsibilities.
  • Consistency: Strive for consistency between households in terms of parenting styles. This will provide your children with greater peace as they adjust to any changes that arise.
  • Flexible Scheduling: Maintaining long-term visitation schedules requires being adaptable enough to respond when unexpected events arise, adapting when things change unexpectedly, and being prepared to adjust when unexpected needs arise.
  • Strengthen Relationships: Encourage strong ties with your children and both parents by encouraging interaction - even if this means spending some time apart.
  • Focus on Positives: Foster an environment of positivity by refraining from showing disagreements to them but encouraging their well-being instead.



Why hiring a divorce attorney can be advantageous?

Divorce proceedings can be complex and legal complexities can have an enormous effect. Therefore, hiring an attorney to represent your interests makes the most sense.

  • Experience: Legal professionals offer expert knowledge regarding divorce and family law and will ensure you receive fair treatment throughout.
  • Objective Advice: An attorney is often invaluable in offering impartial guidance that enables you to make decisions based on merit rather than emotion.
  • Paperwork and Procedures: Navigating legal paperwork and procedures can be both time-consuming and confusing, which is why having an attorney help expedite this process and will ensure all processes are accurate and completed on schedule.
  • Negotiation Skills: Negotiations are an integral aspect of divorce proceedings and an experienced attorney can facilitate it for maximum results.


When should you hire an attorney?

Know when it is appropriate to consult an attorney. Signs that indicate legal advice could include:

  • Complex Assets: For any asset with complex business operations, investments, or valuable properties requiring professional management, legal guidance is crucial.
  • Child Custody Conflicts: Legal advice is vital when there are disputes surrounding custody that threaten children's best interests, particularly if there are disagreements among the parties involved.
  • Spousal Support Issues: Seeking legal advice is usually the only effective means of reaching an equitable resolution to disputes over spousal maintenance payments.


What criteria must be kept in mind to select an efficient attorney?

Here are a few criteria you should keep in mind when searching for an ideal legal representative:

  • Experience: When hiring an attorney to represent family and divorce law issues, ensure they possess extensive expertise.
  • Reputation: Before selecting an attorney, conduct research by reading reviews from previous clients as well as testimonials and referrals from them.
  • Communication: Look for an attorney who listens and keeps you up-to-date about the status of your case.
  • Fee Structure: When hiring an attorney, be sure to understand their fee structure to foster an effective attorney-client relationship.


Why Choose Drama-Free Divorce:

Drama-Free Divorce provides comprehensive legal support during divorce proceedings. Here's our approach:

  • Experienced Team: Our attorneys specialize in family law and can offer comprehensive legal counsel.
  • Positive Reputation: Our reputation has been built through satisfied client experiences and successful case outcomes.
  • Transparent and Clear Communication: We take great pride in ensuring all clients have access to precise information at every point during the legal process.
  • Fair Fee Structure: Our fee structure is transparent to enable clients to accurately evaluate all expenses associated with their case.

Suggestions for Action

  • Reach Out: Consult with us to discuss the details of your case and determine whether we can offer any help to you.
  • Set Clear Co-Parenting Guidelines: When co-parenting with an ex, establish guidelines that create an environment in which children can thrive and flourish.
  • Prioritize Self-care: Establish a routine of self-care to help cope with the emotional strain associated with being away from your children for extended periods.
  • Gather Your Documents: If you want legal assistance, begin collecting documents about assets, custody agreements, and any other pertinent details.
  • Stay Up-To-Date: It is advisable to familiarize yourself with local family laws. This can provide insight into your rights.

Navigating the complex landscape of divorce and time spent apart from your children can be a difficult journey, yet you can turn this difficult period into one of growth and positive transformation by acting strategically and seeking professional advice when needed. Contact us today at 816 615-5555 or send us an email on our Contact Page.

About the Author

Crissy Del Percio

Crissy Del Percio is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Additionally, she received her undergraduate degrees in Journalism (News and Information) and Communication Studies from the world-renowned home of the Jayhawks – the University of Kansas. She has been practicing law for a decade and spent the first part of her career specializing in helping low-income survivors of domestic violence. Now at Drama-Free Divorce, Crissy enjoys helping people consciously uncouple. She is also a Guardian Ad Litem and domestic mediator. Crissy has won a number of prestigious awards for her work in public service, but you likely recognize her from her acting career, where she is also an award-winner. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her egregiously overpriced dog, Augustus Rodham and knitting. 


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