Family Counseling and Divorce

Divorce is often the most emotionally difficult experience in a person’s life.  Whereas you have had years to depend on another person to help shoulder your everyday burdens, a divorce means facing your future without the certainty and stability of the other person’s support and feedback.  In addition, divorce impacts not only the spouses but also the children they share.  There are several ways to address the emotional turmoil associated with divorce, and family counseling is one that can help your family move forward.

One way family counseling can help in your divorce is to assist in reducing conflict.  A family counselor can help you and your spouse more effectively communicate during the divorce.  Clearly, divorce is, by its very nature, a highly personal and contentious matter.  Family counseling can help the parties to work through resentment and anger and instead talk to each other about important issues, such as property division or parenting scheduling.

Having a family counselor facilitate communication between you and your spouse will also help your children with the transition from two parents living under one roof to two households.  Especially when children are very young, they may have a hard time grasping the full implications or reasons for divorce.  A family counselor can help them process their emotions concerning the divorce, thereby easing their anxiety and speeding their ability to establish stability with the new schedule.

Family counseling can also help you and your spouse with communication after the divorce.  Even though you may no longer be married to your spouse after the divorce is final, that does not mean you will not have to keep communicating with that person.  Especially if the two of you share very young children, you may have to be in each other’s lives for a minimum of the next eighteen years.  A family counselor can help you with co-parenting techniques for now and in the future.

Family counseling can also benefit your children even in your absence or the absence of the other parent.  Just because the other parent refuses to participate in family counseling does not mean your child would not benefit from talking with a mental health professional during the divorce process.  Children thrive on stability, and counseling can help them to re-establish a sense of normalcy.

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We have extensive experience helping our clients come up with solutions for their divorce and to help ease the tension.  Call us today for a consultation.

Are you interested in seeking an annulment? If so, contact Williams Law Group, LLC right away. Our family law attorneys will review your case to determine if an annulment is an option. If it is, we will guide you through the process and ensure you make the best decisions for your future. Call our office at (908) 738-8512, email us, or contact us through our confidential online form to schedule a consultation

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