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There is no magic divorce strategy when children are involved

Florida parents looking to divorce may begin thinking of every strategy under the sun. Everyone wants to come out of a divorce in a positive way, and some may assume that having the best divorce strategy will benefit them and their children. The truth is, there is no magic strategy that will get a family, including children, through a divorce.

Having a strategy through a divorce and possibly a child custody battle may not work out the way one would assume. It is always wise to go into a divorce with children looking for their best interest and making them a priority. Children can be upset going through a divorce and because of having to split time with their mom and dad, so it is always wise to not abandon them -- emotionally or physically.

It is likely that there will be tension during a divorce, but it may be best to keep emotions to a minimum around the children. Being mentally, verbally or physically abusive can have serious backlash in a child custody battle. While the tension may be at a peak during a divorce, it is wise to not fight in front of the children.

Divorce can be a difficult time for any Florida family, but the best way to get through it is by doing what is right for the children. Doing the right thing and putting them first can make any divorce or child custody battle a lot easier. Although the marriage was temporary, the children will be around forever. Explaining the truth about the divorce and keeping the children as top priority can be beneficial.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Divorce strategies are dumb (just do this)", Erin Mantz, March 31, 2014

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