Divorce can be a very sensitive topic, particularly when people are involved in the process. While the situation may seem dire, both involved spouses should do their best to keep calm throughout the dissolution, especially if they are parents. A divorce between parents brings a number of issues that are not addressed in a divorce between childless couples: parenting plans, visitation periods, child support and the custody determination itself. Many couples struggle to come to an agreement over the children, but with the assistance of a level-headed attorney and moderately amiable circumstances, some parents find that they are better for their children separated than they were when they were together.
Parents hoping for the outcome that will best benefit their children should focus on them during the process. This gives a divorcing spouse the chance to understand the perspective of the child and how the split is affecting them. By approaching the situation with this mentality, a spouse can realize that the other parent -- though she or he will soon be an ex-spouse -- will be a part of the kids' lives for the foreseeable future. Many experts agree that having both parents in the lives of a child after divorce is the best situation.