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What is the Children’s Bill of Rights?

On Behalf of | Jun 19, 2017 | Family Law |

In a divorce situation, it is often the children who suffer the most. They love both of their parents and are left feeling as if they need to choose between them. However, this is not the way things have to be. It is possible for you to make a Texas divorce easier on your children by simply considering their rights.

The idea of allotting children rights to control their environment and living situation is something that has been talked about in Congress, according to First Focus, but there is no current recognition of these rights currently. This should not stop you from considering your children’s rights in a divorce, so you can avoid hurting them or causing them stress.

While the Children’s Bill of Rights does not apply just to children in a divorce situation, it does offer some good guidelines that applicable to such a situation. For example, children should have the right to have a relationship with you and their other parent. Neither of you should stop them from contacting their other parent when they want to or prevent them from building a relationship with that other parent. Of course, this is assuming both parents are stable and able to properly care for the children because children also have the right to be safe and free from abusive situations.

It also talks about how children should have a right to help with decisions that affect their lives and to always have their best interest considered when decisions are made. You should also be open to listening and communicating with them. Let them talk about their feelings and do not make them feel as if this is something they cannot talk about. This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.