Planning for Divorce with Kids: The Summer Divorce


Stacey H. Langenbahn, J.D., Attorney-Mediator

If you are thinking about divorce and you are a parent with a child who will be in school in the fall (or distance learning at home until school re-opens), you owe it to yourselves and your kids to explore Detente's exclusive summer divorce. 

Divorce is the second highest stressor behind death of a loved one.  It goes without saying that divorce affects the whole family. The current pandemic and social unrest worsen the stress. Divorce takes planning to reduce the harm to children. Inevitably, in most divorces one or both parents move out of the family’s residence.  Instead of one home, most children of divorce will suddenly have two. 

The uncertainty and upheaval of the changes in their lives take their toll on kids, especially if divorce requires them to transfer to a new school and leave their neighborhood and their friends behind to live somewhere else.  The transition can be particularly traumatizing and disruptive for kids and parents if it happens during the school year.

If you are serious about divorce but you do not want to wait until the end of the next school year, then please talk to Detente now.    

Parents in Texas who work together can start their divorce in May or early June and usually finish in time for each of them and the kids to get settled before school starts in the fall.  It’s the summer divorce and it is only at Détente Mediation.  To find out more, call us to schedule a free consultation over Zoom - safe and secure.  We’ll get you right in, and take good care of each of you and your kids!