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Trying to Avoid The Divorce as Parents

The life of a parent is difficult. But so is a marriage coming to the brink and you having to make the call of whether to stay or go. Has your relation reached a point where there is and can be no turning back? Are all the steps to salvage the marriage exhausted? The decision to get a divorce is one that needs to be taken with care since it inadvertently affects your child.


Your children came into the world because of you and your marital relation. They have been growing up seeing the marital relation and togetherness of their parents. At a moment’s notice or within a few weeks, if you find yourself in the cross roads of divorce, what will the children think about it? How will they react? Their world, the one they were born with, would turn upside down as a result of a divorce. This is why it is important for parents to look at divorce as parents, not spouses.

Being a parent is not hard; acting like one is the real challenge. Yes, you may not be happy in the marriage, but have you tried your fullest for the sake of your child? Children crave continuity, and like to have what they like, and their parents are people they love. A divorce can damage that.

A few steps to try and salvage your marriage

There are a few things that you could do to try and rescue your marriage for the sake of your child. Some of these things include:


  • Non-communication
  • Fights
  • Abusing one another
  • Getting angry
  • Shouting
  • Continued Disagreements


  • The way you interact
  • The style of approaching the arguments
  • Your romantic side (bringing it to the forefront and expressing your appreciation regularly)

If you can’t salvage the marriage, change the method of divorce

Even if you have done the above steps, sometimes relationships have gone past their date of renewal and can’t be revived. In such cases, dragging on a marriage just because it’s not best for the child is actually putting the child through more pain and anguish. Having to witness their parents’ fight in the courtroom is enough of a trauma. How would it feel to have their parents fight every day regularly? We can assure you it would be painful for them, to say the least.

So, if you can’t carry on with the relationship, at least choose a divorce method that is less and less confrontational.  The most peaceful method to end your marriage and to keep your children away from the effects of a divorce is Orange County divorce mediation.

Getting divorced in California can be complicated.  Download our free eBook, 18 Important Things to Know About California Divorce to educate yourself on the process.

divorce_attorneyGerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law lawyer and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues including divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, child custody, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and other family law issues. Mr. Maggio has practiced law in California since 1999, and founded The Maggio Law Firm in 2005, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law matters.



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