Families Change
Parent Guide to Separation & Divorce

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How do I deal with change?

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Separation and divorce cause a lot of changes for children and parents. It’s normal to feel stressed, sad, or angry. Life will go on, and you will get used to all the changes.  Take things one day at a time.

This section explains what you can do to help your children deal with your separation or divorce. You will find information about what to expect after separation, including:

  • Your responsibilities as a parent
  • Your child’s rights
  • Your child’s responsibilities

You will also find tips on how to be a parent while so much is changing. Additionally, see Divorce in Vermont on the Vermont Law Help website.

  • What are my responsibilities as a parent?
  • What are my child’s rights and responsibilities?
  • What changes should I expect?
  • How can I help my children handle the changes?
  • What are good “parenting strategies?”
  • How do I keep my kids out of the conflict?
  • How do I talk to my kids about the law?
  • What should I do if I or my children are being abused?