Nevada law recognizes your right to get a divorce for any reason regardless of what your spouse thinks. However, if you share children with your spouse, you will need to take their needs and emotions into account before, during and after the process of ending your marriage. Fortunately, there are a few relatively easy steps that you can take to ensure that you don’t forget about them during a painful period in your life.
Finish the divorce in a timely manner
The sooner that your divorce is finalized, the sooner you can start to truly process and get past the emotions associated with it. For your children, finalizing your divorce means that they get a chance to truly process what has happened and start to get comfortable with their new reality. Ideally, you will prioritize spending time with them both during and after your marriage comes to an end to help them adjust to their new reality in a healthy manner.
Try to stay out of court
You are also encouraged to come to a divorce settlement through mediation or other methods that don’t involve a courtroom. This is because it is easier to keep proceedings private when you opt for mediation or other collaborative means. Therefore, your kids don’t need to know anything more than what you choose to reveal about what is happening.
Don’t be petty
Ideally, you’ll focus on what you need from a divorce as opposed to seeking revenge on your spouse. Taking this type of approach will likely shorten the divorce timeline while also preserving your emotional and mental health. Ultimately, you’ll be able to get what you’re entitled to while also having the strength to be there for your kids now and in the future.
While you have the right to divorce your spouse, you will still be responsible for your children. In addition to emotional support, a court may order you to provide child support as well. Conversely, you may be owed financial support if you are the custodial parent after the divorce is finalized.