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Family law: Family is family even when parents get divorced

It's true that divorce does change the family dynamic, but it doesn't have to mean the end of a family unit. When Alberta parents are on the same page when it comes to doing what is best for their children as dictated by family law, then the pain of divorce may be lessened for everyone. Parental conflict can affect children negatively, so it's imperative divorcing parents keep their issues private.

Children thrive most when both parents work as a team to co-parent. It's necessary that children know they are still a part of a family. This type of scenario won't work, however, if there are abuse issues. The most important thing is keeping children safe; the needs of children should always come first.

Most kids will ultimately thrive in new situations. Some children may find making new memories and new traditions exciting as long as both parents are involved in their lives. Life as a new family unit might not always be easy, but no family is perfect, whether the parents are together or not.

It might be easier for Alberta parents who are divorcing to each seek independent legal advice from an experienced family law lawyer. The attorney has a number of tools and information available to help a client who is trying to navigate a new way of life with his or her children. A lawyer may be able to help by assisting a client with a co-parenting plan or helping a client address child custody and child support. 

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