Protecting What Matters Most

Protecting Your Children In Divorce

Your children are the most important part of your life, and you would do anything for them. Despite the best intentions, many parents take actions during divorce that make an already difficult situation worse for their children.

I am family law attorney Keith Schulefand and at the law office of Keith B. Schulefand, Esq., in Williamsville, New York, I can help you take actions that protect your children in divorce. Beyond that, I can help you resolve your divorce efficiently so you can move on and spend your full energy on building a new life with your children.

Let Your Kids Be Kids

Divorce is hard enough for adults. It can be downright devastating for kids. Things that may feel good in the moment, such as talking badly about your spouse, can harm your kids. There is nothing to be gained — but much to be lost — by trying to make your children pick sides in your divorce.

Think About Their Needs, Not Your Wants

When it comes to reaching a custody agreement as part of your divorce, keep the focus on the best interest of the children. It is not only the legal standard in child custody matters, it is also the right thing to do as a parent. A good lawyer can help keep you stay focused and make beneficial decisions.

Separate Your Marriage From Your Parenting Relationship

Just because your marriage did not work out does not mean you cannot co-parent effectively with your ex-spouse. Maintaining an amicable relationship and open lines of communication is key to making sure that decisions are made in the best interest of your children. Most divorces will result in both parents sharing legal custody and physical custody, so it is best to work out an arrangement you both can live with.

Let Me Help

If you are ready to speak to an attorney about children’s issues in your divorce, send me an email today to set up a free phone consultation. I represent mothers and fathers throughout the Buffalo area. With over 30 years of family law experience, I am confident in my ability to achieve a positive outcome for you and your children.