There is no doubt that divorce is hard on the kids. Depending on their ages, they often don’t understand what divorce means, and it can be hard for them to process it. The Sarnacki Law Firm offers divorce and family law services in the Grand Rapids area. Below, we’ll take a look at how divorce affects kids. Contact us for a consultation today!


It can be hard for children to focus on school when their lives are being turned upside down at home. They are often distracted, and some even think school doesn’t matter at this time in their lives. Doing homework seems paltry in comparison to their everyday lives.


Children are extremely impressionable, and they can find it hard to process their emotions. Plus, they are most likely feeling a myriad of emotions that can be confusing and hard to deal with, such as anger, frustration, anxiety, and more.


Oftentimes, parents are so caught up in their own emotional turmoil during a divorce that they neglect to give their children the attention they need. As children begin spending time at different homes, this neglect can be compounded as well.

Destructive Behavior, Temper Tantrums, and More

Many children just are not mature enough to process their feelings in a healthy way. This can lead to many temper tantrums if they are younger and destructive behaviors, such as smoking and drinking, in teenagers.


If your children are struggling through a divorce, professional counseling can help. The Sarnacki Law Firm has great recommendations for Grand Rapids-area resources in this time of need for you and for your children. Partner with us for your divorce and family law needs today.