Anyone who has children and who is contemplating a divorce will often hesitate to take that first step because they are deeply concerned about the effect such a process will have on those children. While there are situations where a divorce can lead to serious difficulties for children, a new study has been released that concludes that when children of a divorce are of college age, they tend to avoid the suffering that tends to inflict younger children of marriages that are ending.
According to a study completed by researchers at the University of Warwick, the productivity levels, the academic progress and the overall emotional health of college-aged children of divorce largely stayed the same when their parents obtained a divorce. In fact, some measures indicated that male students actually performed better with certain tasks, particularly with overall productivity.
This study has led to much in the way of surprise from experts and other researchers in the field, as it has long been believed that all children of divorce, no matter their age, suffered in many ways that included emotionally, academically and socially. These findings have led many to offer theories for those findings including the notion that university students tend to be newly independent and involved with their own developing lives to the point where they have little to offer for the family they have recently left for the first time.
San Diego Divorce Lawyers
Many parents will not only hesitate to pursue a divorce when they have children, but many others will actually put this process off for a period of years in order to protect them. However, many situations would simply be better for the children if a dysfunctional situation is put to an end. While no two situations are ever exactly alike, what is known is that this is always a difficult decision to make.
If you are contemplating the end of your marriage, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have helped many clients move on with their lives. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.