Wheaton, IL divorce lawyerDivorce can be devastating for children. Research shows that kids whose parents get divorced are more likely to develop anxiety, behavioral issues, or learning challenges than others. They can become withdrawn and have problems developing healthy relationships.

It is common for a child’s relationship with his or her parents to also be impacted. Children sometimes blame their parents for the marriage ending. In some cases, children blame themselves.

On top of that, life after divorce takes a lot of adjustment, especially for children:

  • The child no longer comes home to mom and dad at the end of the day; now it is one or the other. 

  • Each parent lives in a different house, in a different environment, and sometimes with different rules. 

  • Parents now split parenting time, or physical custody, according to the parenting plan drafted by your Illinois divorce attorney.