A divorce is hard on everyone. From the parties directly involved to the children, there are numerous ways in which a divorce can affect lives of those who are either directly or indirectly involved in the divorce process. However, by understanding how the process goes, the family can take the proper steps to ensure that they proceed through the Georgia legal process with as little damage as possible.

Children often suffer the most impact by a divorce of their parents. There are a wide range of emotions a child may feel when they find out about the divorce, including feelings of them playing a role in the divorce and a sense of helplessness as they feel that they do not have a say in the matter. Mental health professionals have suggested a collaborative approach to talking about the divorce with the children.

Avoiding negative talk about the other parent is one way to avoid excess stress being imposed on the child. Also, by leaving out emotional details of the process, but by also keeping the child informed of what's going on, a child may be able to open up. This may allow them to discuss how they are feeling, which can take a huge weight off their chest. Moreover, it may allow both parties to come to reasonable solutions as they continue to think of the child's best interests in determining how they settle the proceedings.

When a divorce has been filed in a Georgia court, a resolution may appear to be a long ways off. However, by taking a concentrated and calculated approach, which includes the involvement of the parties' children, a solution can be achieved in a reasonable amount of time. This type of approach can ensure that everyone's best interests are protected as everyone tries to move on with their life in a healthy and fulfilling manner.

Source: The Southern Illinoisan, "Diary of a child of divorce," Stephanie Duckworth, May 14, 2013