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Child custody: Indicating signs of a need for help among kids

Certain changes in life can be challenging to accept. Divorce, in particular, can be hard on everyone involved, but perhaps especially on kids. Parents in Michigan generally seek to protect their child during this period by planning a future that is in keeping with his or her best interests. Although child custody negotiations can be stressful and intimidating for adults, the prospect of such a major change might be even more challenging for a young one to accept.

Children often have trouble opening up about similar issues, but there may be certain signs that could indicate a need for help. A kid who is having trouble coping with the news of divorce may act out, or be more prone to feelings of anger or sadness. These changes in behavioral patterns could be temporary, but they might also indicate a need for therapy.

A child that has difficulty dealing with their parent's divorce may also exhibit a change in eating and sleeping habits. Stress can cause trouble in numerous areas of life, potentially disrupting a kid's daily activities such as schoolwork, or even causing a lack of interest in hobbies or extra-curricular activities. In some cases, emotional grief can also cause physical illnesses, and addressing your child's needs during this period may ease the pain and prevent unnecessary suffering.

Along with addressing any current issues, parents are also tasked with protecting the child down the road. Child custody is often one of the most crucial aspects for a parent, and he or she will often retain the services of a family law attorney for guidance in the process. An attorney in Michigan can assist a client in pursuing the best outcome possible concerning the needs of his or her kid/s during negotiations.

Source: goodmenproject.com, "15 Signs Your Divorce Is Stressing Your Child To The MAX", June 4, 2017

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