When in a divorce, it can be very important for a parent to take appropriate measures to protect their rights and interests. Another thing that it can be extremely important for a divorcing parent to do is to take appropriate steps to protect their kids and their kids' best interests.
This can include making sure to keep their children's best interests in the forefront when dealing with divorce issues directly related to the children, such as child custody, visitation and child support. It also can include being aware of how the way they act during a divorce (even in divorce matters not directly related to the kids) can affect their kids and to take this into account when it comes to their behavior through the various steps of the divorce.
When a divorcing parent fails to properly take their kids' needs, best interests and emotional well-being into account when it comes to their actions in the divorce, they could end up inadvertently unnecessarily exposing their children to additional emotional challenges and damaging (potentially permanently) their relationship with their children. This can have major negative effects for both the kids and the parent.
Our firm understands that a divorce of parents can have a whole additional unique set of issues and considerations attached to it, given the importance of protecting the kids during the divorce process. We can help parents we represent in divorce cases develop an approach in their divorce aimed at both protecting their own rights and interests and protecting their kids' interests and well-being.