For The Kids’ Sake: When Parents Should and Shouldn’t Get Divorced
While many parents wait until their kids go off to college to file for divorce, studies suggest this can have a devastating impact on teenaged children. Waiting for the kid’s sake, it turns out, is one of the most detrimental ways to deal with divorcing when children are concerned.
As a family law attorney in Queens, New York, our office almost always expects more calls around Labor Day, when the fall academic calendar at local NYC colleges begins and parents who have waited until their children “left the nest” to do so begin the process of filing for divorce. While deciding on the right time to get a divorce with children is never easy, it turns out that waiting may be one of the most detrimental to your kids’ emotional wellbeing.