Divorce can be a difficult process for both spouses, but it can be even harder on the children if there are any. While many children emerge from their parent's divorces happy and unscathed, others may become overwhelmed with guilt, anger, fear and other emotions. This makes it important for divorced Michigan parents with joint custody of their children to evaluate whether therapy could be useful in helping their children adjust to life after divorce.
Although custody battles can put a significant strain on parent-child relationships, moms and dads still have a responsibility to maintain a connection with their children. Michigan divorce proceedings can be difficult on some fathers, who often are shut out of their children's lives because of animosity and resentment from their former spouse.
When divorced or unmarried parents are sharing custody of their children, one difficult issue that can come up is whether their child custody arrangement adequately covers parenting time during holidays and vacations. Like most families, parents in Michigan want to spend the holidays with their children. That may not always be realistic and, in fact, being shuffled around during holidays may be very stressful for the children.