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How divorce can impact a child's future educational prospects

The end of their parents' marriage can affect children in many ways, and studies indicate that this also includes a child's future educational prospects as well. There is significant indication that divorce can impact whether a child attends college, even if this step is years in the future. Texas parents may want to take note and work together to minimize the potential negative impact that a divorce may have on their child's emotional and mental well-being. 

Divorce is expensive, and both parties may experience a reduction in income. However, finances are not necessarily the main reason why children of divorce are less likely to go to college. It's likely that the emotional damage of a divorce keeps kids from moving forward with higher education opportunities. Divorce is often most difficult for the youngest members of the family, and they can carry these unseen scars for the rest of their lives. 

This research emphasizes the importance of parents providing as much stability and security for their kids as possible after divorce. By easing the stress of divorce, providing regular access to both parents and keeping their kids out of the middle of any disputes, parents can make the post-divorce future better for their children. This may also help their kids stay on track for college and other opportunities. 

Parents can make divorce easier for their children by working on a reasonable, fair custody plan. By keeping the interests of the kids first, Texas parents can reach a final custody order that is sustainable and beneficial. A parent may want to seek an understanding of his or her parental rights and custody options before agreeing to any terms. 

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