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Divorce and Adopted Children

Divorce is probably one of the darkest hours of the human spirit. The vows made on that momentous day to be together “till death does you part” are being broken because of any number of different reasons. What adds to the complexity of this issue is the fact that depending upon the length of the relationship, there might be children involved. Divorce can have a negative impact on a child’s psychological well-being. An inability to comprehend exactly what is going on or why can sometimes take a toll on the child’s view of interpersonal relationships, extending into current and future social interactions. Is this phenomenon any different, however, if the child has been adopted?

According to experts, there is no data at the moment that suggests adopted children are at greater risk of reaping negative psychological impacts from a failed marriage. Experts say, though, that the effect of divorce on a child is dependent upon the nature of the divorce; that is, how the divorce unfolds and whether or not the process was poorly planned and managed determines its overall impact on the child.

People often think that they will loose the child if they divorce, but often this is not the case. While divorce might affect your adoption status, it has no legal effect on a finalized adoption. There is no risk of losing the child. Once the adoption is finalized, the child is legally considered yours, as if it were born to you.

It’s always a good idea to seek legal aid before starting the divorce process. A divorce lawyer will be able to go over all of your option to ensure that it is something that you really want to do. For more information on how a divorce lawyer can help you through trying times, contact the Denton Family Attorneys at the Alexander & Associates law firm by calling 972-420-6560.

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