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Children react differently to divorce

There is no denying the fact that divorce can be difficult on everybody involved, including the adults who are splitting as well as any children. As is the case with most divorces, it is the children's best interests that need to be protected at all times.

Many of our Virginia readers have followed along with the life of Kate Gosselin and her eight children. As her divorce from ex-husband Jon Gosselin were finalized, many began to wonder what this would mean to the couple's children.

In a recent segment on "The View," Kate, along with her 13-year-old twin girls, discussed their current life, including how they help out at home, as well as how they have been impacted by their parent's divorce.

When asked about the divorce, one of the girls noted that it wasn't too tough on her. She said, "Honestly, it wasn't hard for us. I think it was harder for [Kate], definitely."

She went on to note that she was not affected since they still saw both parents, and they were only 9 years old at the time.

According to Kate, she did her best to keep the children sheltered during the split. This is much the same as any parent would do, hoping to protect their children against the negative impact of this life-changing event.

Every child reacts differently to divorce. The same holds true for the parents who feel that they are no longer able to keep their marriage together. With the help of a family law attorney, anybody going through a divorce can be assured of making the best decisions for their family.

Source:  ABC News, "Kate Gosselin's Twin Girls Reveal How Divorce Affected Them" Michael Rothman, Jan. 20, 2014

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