You love your children. If you are divorcing, you're probably quite conflicted about the best way to handle custody and support issues. On hand, you want to do the best you can for your children, but you also want to ensure you get to spend time with them. If your former spouse is the one who filed for divorce, chances are that you won't have custody during the divorce proceedings. Instead, you are expected to pay child support while only getting to see your children a few times a week.
Concern about international child abductions by parents—especially those with families outside the United States—has made travelling alone with your children outside the U.S. a much more difficult process.
Hearing that your parents are splitting up can be difficult at any age, but it can be especially hard for young children, who don't yet understand what it means to fall "out of love."