Whenever a couple is considering dissolving a marriage, there are never more important aspects at stake than the welfare of children involved. Pennsylvania parents that are filing for divorce need to be aware of the ongoing relationships of the children with the other parent and respect the visitation agreement. Divorce is an entire family concern and can have more of an impact on the children than on the now independent parents.
During the progression of a divorce there will be a moment when the rules have to be stated concerning visitation and child custody. These arrangements should be developed with the needs of the children in mind and not drafted in a way to restrict the other able parent in any way. In some unfortunate instances one of both of the parents will try to retain a measure of control over the other.
In an ideal situation the separated parents would be respectful yet concerned about the lifestyle provided for the children when they are with the other parent. Within that respect the individual parent would not try to overstep onto the personal lives that the children have in the other household. This is not always the case and if this happens, appropriate actions need to be taken to insure the continuity of both families.
Familiarity of Pennsylvania legislation detailing these conditions may be helpful during the tense times of a divorce. Parents may find it useful to have skilled supporters that can promote the overall best interest of parents and children alike in the new family structure. Maintaining respect and communication for the other parent is vital to the happiness of the children from both angles.
Source: Huffingtonpost.com, "You May Be Divorced, But You're Still a Family," Virginia Gilbert, August 3, 2012
- The subject of this post is similar to situations that are handled by our firm. To learn more about our practice, please visit our Philadelphia child custody page.