Blog post by Jill Hughes.  

Divorce is a frequent occurrence in modern life. The event not only adds stress to the parents, but their children are strongly affected. Adding to the stress on children through dissolution processes is breakdowns in communication and planning between the parents regarding care of the children or a parenting plan that is inappropriate for the children’s stage of development. The children can become “stuck in the middle”.


Current legal guides utilize child development science to shape parenting plans that mitigate harm to the children, by designing plans that address the children’s needs based on age and the relationship of the parents. Infants require very regular contact with a primary caregiver, while ten-year-olds are able to be more flexible.


If you need legal advice or dissolution and parenting plans, contact Matrium Law Group to help you provide your children a plan that is in their best interests. Matrium Law Group is a family law and estate planning firm in Missoula, Montana. To speak with a licensed attorney at the firm, call (406) 552-7814.