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Divorcing With Adult Children

Posted by Crissy Del Percio | Dec 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Drama-Free Divorce can provide expert guidance if you are searching for help with "divorcing with adult children". Kansas City residents particularly in Missouri and Kansas can take advantage of our affordable financing options starting at $500 per month, providing flexible payment options to suit the duration of their divorce proceedings. Our transparent pricing removes any financial surprises while our approach reduces stress by requiring minimal court appearances - our compassionate lawyers understand this difficult time in your life and offer professional support that can guide clients through this divorce journey.

Navigating a divorce while having adult children can be daunting, yet by taking the right approach you can reduce its effects. In this article, we look at both the emotional tolls associated with divorce as well as practical tips to minimize its effects on adult children while providing support during this trying time. In addition, we'll address how consulting an attorney during this process will make the entire experience simpler and quicker for all parties involved.


What are the effects of divorce on adult children?

Divorce can be a devastating blow for families. Even adult children may feel its impact.

  • Emotional Rollercoaster: Children can experience a spectrum of emotions, from sadness and shock to confusion and anger. Therefore it's crucial that we acknowledge their feeling when discussing them with children.
  • Reevaluating Relationships: Divorce can force adult children to rethink their own relationships and beliefs surrounding commitment. Retrospection may lead to growth, but sometimes it requires confronting uncomfortable truths.
  • Changes in Family Dynamics: As family structures change, adult children find themselves encountering new family dynamics that they must adapt to and navigate separately from one another, such as spending holidays apart and dealing with both of their parents separately.


How to reduce the impact of divorce on adult children?

Transitioning through divorce is easier for adult children if handled carefully and thoughtfully.

  • Keep Communication Open: Foster open conversation inviting them to freely express their emotions and perspectives, without judgment.
  • Avoid Making Them Mediators or Messengers: Resist any urge to utilize your children as intermediaries between you and your former partner. Doing so could create additional stress on their relationship and add strain on its stability.
  • Assure Your Children: Reassure your children of your love for them and emphasize how important it is that positive relationships be maintained between both parents.
  • Therapeutic Support: Consider family therapy if necessary. Having someone act as a neutral third party can facilitate conversations and offer useful coping techniques for all involved.


How can parents help their adult children when dealing with divorce?

Parents' support during this trying time is of vital.

  • Be Transparent About the Process: Explain to your children clearly and openly the legal processes surrounding divorce to reduce anxiety. This way you will avoid unnecessary surprises for them during this process.
  • Encourage Independence: Children need to develop independence. You should encourage them to maintain their sense of normalcy while exploring their interests.
  • Respect Their Boundaries: Acknowledging your child's need for space to process situations is essential Therefore, respect their boundaries without pressuring them into taking sides.


Why hiring a divorce attorney is beneficial:

Divorce can be an intricate legal process. Hiring an attorney to guide you through its complexity can be invaluable.

  • Legal Assistance: Divorce attorneys provide expert legal expertise that ensures clients are protected under the law and the process runs efficiently.
  • Objective Advice: Divorce can be emotionally charged. A professional who offers impartial advice will provide invaluable assistance in making informed choices.
  • Negotiation Skills: Attorneys possessing effective negotiation abilities can play a key role in finding equitable agreements for property, assets and child custody disputes.


When should you consult an attorney?

Timing is of utmost importance when hiring legal representation:

  • Consulting with a divorce attorney early is beneficial in understanding all your options and rights.
  • An attorney should be retained if your divorce involves complex legal issues, such as business interests or significant assets.


What criteria must be considered to find an excellent attorney?

  • Experience: Look for an attorney with experience handling divorce and family law cases. Their knowledge of the legal system will prove invaluable.
  • Communication: Be sure that the attorney you select listens carefully, clearly outlines your legal issues and keeps you up-to-date throughout the entire process.
  • Reputation: Referrals from friends and family provide valuable insight into an attorney's reputation and track record.


Why Choose Drama-Free Divorce?

  • Expertise: Drama-Free Divorce's team of attorneys boasts extensive expertise and an outstanding record in handling divorce cases successfully.
  • Client-Centric Approach: Constant communication is of utmost importance in keeping our clients up-to-date throughout the legal process.
  • Proven Results: Our clients attest to our success in managing divorce proceedings.


Suggestions for Action

Consider taking these steps to ease your transition through divorce:

  • Reach Out for a Consultation: We welcome the chance to arrange a consultation session with you so we can learn about your case and explore all available solutions for resolution.
  • Prioritize Communication: Communication should always come first between you and your children. Keep them up-to-date and address their needs and concerns directly.
  • Think About Family Therapy: Both you and your adult child could gain from family therapy to feel better together.
  • Gather Documents: Begin collecting financial documents as soon as possible to streamline the legal procedure.
  • Examine Your Priorities: Clearly establish your goals and priorities for the divorce.

Always keep empathy, open communication, and professional support at the forefront when engaging in a divorce with adult children. Though transitions can be challenging, following these steps will ensure a more smooth experience for everyone involved. 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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