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Tips for How Grandparents Can Cope with Their Adult Child's Divorce

Posted on in Family Law

marble falls divorce lawyerWhen thinking about and discussing the many ways divorce affects a family, we often forget to talk about the effect divorce has on all family members, including the grandparents. For grandparents with adult children, watching their child go through a divorce can be extremely difficult. But, whether you liked or disliked their spouse, you are probably most interested in seeing your child happy. And, of course, Divorce is all but a happy time. So, today, we will discuss how a grandparent can cope with their child's divorce.

While you may be apprehensive about becoming involved in your child's private matters, at the very least, encourage them to contact an experienced divorce attorney. Divorce is a challenging process, and without competent legal representation, their situation will likely become even more difficult than it already is.

Considerations for Grandparents When Their Adult Child is Getting a Divorce

Here are some tips you can implement to help cope with your adult child's Divorce, including:

  • Be there for your child – This may seem like a given, but it is essential. Divorce can be a lonely and isolating experience. Let your child know that you are there for them and love and support them no matter what. Offer to listen to them, provide a shoulder to cry on, and provide emotional support.

  • Do not take sides – It is important to remain neutral in your child's Divorce. Avoid taking sides or getting involved in disputes between your child and their ex-spouse. Instead, focus on being supportive and non-judgmental in your child's life. 

  • Respect your child's privacy – Divorce can be sensitive and personal. Respect your child's privacy and boundaries, and avoid prying or asking too many questions. Let your child share as much or as little as they feel comfortable, and respect their wishes if they prefer not to discuss certain aspects of the Divorce.

  • Offer practical help – Divorce can be overwhelming, especially if your child has children. Your child may appreciate practical help with day-to-day tasks. Offer to help with things like cooking meals, running errands, or watching the kids if your child needs a break.

  • Maintain a relationship with your grandchildren – Divorce can sometimes result in serious changes to family dynamics, including changes in custody agreements. It is important to maintain a relationship with your grandchildren, regardless of any changes that may occur. Stay in touch with your grandchildren, make time to visit them, and continue to be a positive and supportive presence in their lives. 

Contact a Llano County Divorce Attorney

As stated at the outset, if your child is getting a divorce, encourage them to contact the knowledgeable Marble Falls divorce lawyers with Law Office of Russ Alan Baker, PLLC. Call 325-216-2006 for a private consultation.


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