Top Tips For Parenting Through Divorce

After handling over a thousand family law cases involving children, there are many behaviors we have seen that lead to happy children after a Nevada divorce. Unfortunately, we also see many behaviors that lead to miserable divorces, and as a result, miserable children.

We are offering the following tips to those going through a divorce with children. By no means is this exhaustive nor is it intended to replace a therapist or apply in situations involving domestic violence. Instead, we offer these tips for divorcing parents in an effort to assist you in making your divorce go smoothly when children are involved.

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  • Talk to your children and encourage them to speak openly about their feelings regarding the divorce.
  • Never tell your children they are the reason for the divorce. To the contrary, you need to assure your children the divorce is not because of them.
  • Kids are going to be sad, angry, withdrawn and even act out during the divorce. Try to be patient with your children and understand where the feelings are coming from.
  • Explain what divorce means in a way that is age appropriate for your kids.
  • Don’t surprise your children with a move, activities or family member visits. Keep your kids in the loop about major life changes like a move, a new schedule or specific activities.
  • Keep consistency in your rules. Rules that applied before you and your spouse separated should continue after the divorce. Kids appreciate consistency and so will you.
  • Make time for your kids every day, even if it’s only a phone call. It is important for your children to know you are there for them, even if it’s just a call.
  • Protect your children from the conflict you have with your spouse. Children should not be involved with your property division, support payments or other “adult matters.”
  • If your children are having an incredibly difficult time, seek professional help.
  • Do not speak negatively about your spouse to the kids. Your former spouse is still your children’s parent.
  • Do not ask your children to choose, take sides or otherwise mediate disputes between you and your spouse.
  • Set realistic expectations for your kids that include spending time with them as much as possible.
  • Tell your children you love them every day.

Again, while this list is not intended to be exhaustive we do hope it provides some guidance for divorcing parents.

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Further Reading

For those navigating the challenges of divorce and its aftermath, our lead attorney, Molly Rosenblum Allen, Esq., extends a wealth of knowledge and support. Understanding the complexities and emotional toll of this process, she has meticulously crafted a suite of resources tailored to address various aspects of divorce. These resources, available at Rosenblum Law, are designed to offer guidance and comfort in your time of need:

  1. Las Vegas Divorce Attorney: A cornerstone resource providing insights and legal guidance for those seeking a divorce in Las Vegas. Learn more at

  2. How to Cope with Divorce: Navigating the emotional landscape of a divorce can be overwhelming. This comprehensive guide offers strategies and advice to help manage the emotional journey. Explore further at

  3. Social Media and Divorce: Understand the impact of social media on divorce proceedings and learn how to navigate the digital world prudently during these times. Visit for more information.

  4. Moving On After Divorce from a Narcissist: This resource provides targeted advice for those facing the unique challenges of divorcing a narcissist and moving forward. Find guidance at

  5. Divorce Effects on Children’s Education: Addressing concerns about your child’s educational well-being during a divorce, this resource offers insights and tips for maintaining stability. Learn more at

  6. Introducing New Partner to Child After Divorce: Navigate the delicate process of introducing a new partner to your child after a divorce with this thoughtful guide. Visit for more details.

  7. Child Therapy and Divorce: Explore the benefits of child therapy during and after a divorce, and how it can assist your child in coping with the changes. Detailed information can be found at

  8. Rebuilding Social Life After Divorce: Find strategies and encouragement for rebuilding your social life and rediscovering personal happiness post-divorce. More information is available at

  9. Signs Your Child is Struggling with Your Divorce: Learn to recognize the signs of your child’s struggles during a divorce, and find ways to provide the support they need. Visit for insights.

  10. Managing Stress and Emotions During Divorce: Find strategies to manage stress and navigate the emotional highs and lows that accompany the divorce process. Additional information can be accessed at

These resources, meticulously prepared by Molly Rosenblum Allen, Esq., provide valuable guidance and support, offering a beacon of clarity and comfort during challenging times.

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Offsite Resources You May Find Helpful

Here are some resources that can provide more information and support for those interested in parenting through divorce:

  1. American Psychological Association (APA) – Healthy Divorce: The APA provides resources and tips for navigating through divorce in a healthy way, including how to parent effectively.

  2. HelpGuide – Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents: HelpGuide offers a guide on co-parenting for divorced parents, with practical advice and tips.

  3. Our Family Wizard: This is a co-parenting app that provides resources and tools for parents going through a divorce to communicate and plan more effectively.

  4. Avvo – Family Lawyers: Avvo provides a directory of family lawyers, along with user ratings and reviews, who can assist in cases involving divorce and child custody.

  5. Justia – Family Law Lawyers: Justia also provides a directory of family law attorneys, including those specializing in child custody and divorce.

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What's Next?

Are you looking for an experienced divorce attorney in Las Vegas?

Look no further than The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm.

Our team of expert Las Vegas divorce attorneys can help make your divorce process smoother and less stressful. We understand how hard it is to go through a difficult time like this, so we take the extra steps to provide you with superior legal representation at every stage of the process.

With our years of courtroom experience and knowledge, our staff will do everything possible to keep your best interests top-of-mind throughout your case.

Need more proof that we’re an excellent choice?

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