College is one of the most exciting experiences for individuals. Especially for those who are moving out of the family home for the first time in their lives, the newly found independence is something to look forward to. Unfortunately, there are many situations where the college student’s parents are in the process of filing for divorce while they are beginning their journey through college. The divorce alone can have a negative impact on the college student’s performance in college, as well as social interactions.
What Can Parents Do to Help Their Children in College?
If the divorcing parents have a child who is starting his or her freshman year in college, it may be a good idea for the parents to temporarily stay together for the sake of their child. Even though the marriage may not actually be saved, there is a feeling of keeping everything civil between each spouse. Unless the marriage has been proven to be toxic, it may be in the college-age child’s best interest for the parents to wait until he or she moves away to school before officially filing for divorce.
When the college-age child has never been away from home before, he or she will likely have feelings of homesickness, trouble with roommates, and drama with friends. The college-age child will likely have mixed feelings about what to study in college and who to date.
The college-age child wants to know that the parents support him or her 100 percent. The college-age child also wants to know that there is a home base if he or she needs to return home to recharge or to get support from the parents. If his or her parents file for divorce at the time of moving into the college dorm, then that feeling of reassurance will likely be taken away.
Call a Lombard Divorce Attorney
Divorce is never a fun process to experience, but the process itself can be made easier. If you or a loved one is filing for divorce, it is best to seek effective legal representation. Our Oak Brook divorce lawyers at Myers Law LLC have represented our DuPage County area clients in divorce matters for over 11 years, and we are ready to assist you with your case. To schedule a free initial 15-minute phone consultation, please call 844-984-3529 (844-9-THE-LAW) to get the help you deserve. To further assist our clients, we are also fluent in Spanish.