Help your children adjust to changes in the family structure by reassuring them of your love and the other parent’s love for them. Let them know that both parents will continue to be present in their lives.
We have the best legal system in the world and, in Tarrant County, we have excellent family court judges and attorneys. But in most family law cases, litigation and co-parenting are inherently contradictory.
In family law, the traditional court system is not always the best fit for parents and children. After all, a lawsuit is filed because there is a conflict or disagreement. In a traditional court case, each party is hoping to "win" the case, creating a win-lose result. But in those cases, the parties don't have to maintain a relationship with each other.
The relationship doesn't end when the parents are no longer living together. Pitting parents against each other in a traditional courtroom setting can harm those relationships beyond repair, prolonging the conflict and thereby continuing the damage to the children. Family Court Services strives to give parents tools to move through the court case in a way that is less damaging to their children. Even when litigation is necessary, parents will still need to have new tools for parenting after the case is over. Our services allow parents to work towards a win-win scenario rather than a win-lose scenario when it comes to their children.
In family law, we are dealing with the most important relationships we have - those with our children.
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