Most parents in Virginia are committed to ensuring that the best interests of their children are met. In some cases, they may even be willing to stay in an unhealthy, unfulfilling marriage because of the belief that an intact family is better for children. However, though a divorce can change the overall composition of a family, it does not completely break it.
In fact, many parents who are willing to co-parent are often able to maintain a civil relationship and help their children transition more easily. Co-parenting can establish a more stable environment, leaving children better able to cope with the changes in their lives. It helps them to understand that both of their parents are united in helping ensure that their needs are being met.