When a couple has older children and decides that the marriage is broken, they may wait until the children have graduated from high school before filing for divorce. But even when divorce happens while the children are away at college, children are still emotionally affected by their parents’ split.
When a couple has children, there really is no right time to divorce. Going away to college can be scary enough, but having to deal with your family falling apart as well can make school even tougher. Even if the parents split up when the college student is young, the effects can carry on more than a decade later.
A study conducted by Texas A&M discovered that divorce is an environmental factor that can create various emotions. Some children are angry or devastated, while others may be happy that they no longer have to hear their parent’s fight. Many people try to suppress their emotions and hope they will eventually go away, but the preferred route is to discuss your feelings with someone.
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Children of all ages can be emotionally affected by their parents’ divorce. Even college students and adults in their 20s and beyond may not be prepared to see the people they love split up after decades together.
If you are divorcing, learn more about how to help your children through this transition. The attorneys with The Ramage Law Group know that divorcing with children is complicated and can help make the process smoother. Contact The Ramage Law Group to schedule a consultation.