"It Takes A Village," Including During A Divorce
It is often difficult for parents to ask for help, in particular when it pertains to their children. When parties are going through a divorce, it is a new process for them, and they often need help. The same holds true for their children. Fortunately, the Court systems can help with this.
During a divorce, the Court, as well as the parties on their own, can appoint experts. This includes custody evaluators to determine what is in the best interest of the children. The Court can also appoint a co-parenting therapist, to help the parties learn to co-parent in a better way for their children.
The Courts can also order that the children attend therapy. Children are often going through a difficult time adjusting to their new environments and watching their parents divorce, so engaging in therapy can provide the children with a space to discuss it, and learn to cope with the divorce.
The old adage "it takes a village to raise children" holds true, even in divorce. Having experts and therapists involved to help determine what is in the best interest of the children is a positive step parents can take.