February 25th, 2013
Divorces are difficult for the spouses who are trying to separate. But it is increasingly more difficult for the kids of divorcing parents. Kids often show a range of emotions like anger, sadness, and confusion. Parents can make a huge difference in the process by being attentive, showing restraint about the other parent and staying honest. Throughout a divorce, it is essential to make and keep kids a top priority.
These types of concerns were what prompted Cook County courts to compel parents, under law, to take parenting classes in order to ease into this huge change. But, It is also helpful to parents when they become divorced. Too often these exes make their children a channel to exchange messages to each other. It is also not unheard of for exes to express bad feelings towards each other in front of their kids. Parenting classes also teach co-parenting skills which are necessary to provide stability for children.
The classes were traditionally only available in a classroom setting. As of November 13th, Cook County is allowing parents to take their courses online. Chief Judge Timothy Evans says that the program tries to eliminate the need for parents to miss work in order to attend the courses. The program is called Children in Between Online. They address typical problems that parents have with interactive scenarios and real-life solutions.
Child custody battles can often focus on the wrong aspects of caring for a child. Take a step in the right direction today by meeting with a family law attorney and working through your expectations during your divorce. Contact a skilled divorce attorney at Esp Kreuzer Cores LLP about your divorce and finding the proper resolution to your particular case.