By Molly Murphy
Custody battles are hard on kids of all ages. It is especially hard for tweens and teenagers. They are old enough to understand what court is, and that Mom and Dad are fighting over them. Some children even become their parents’ confidantes or are used as a pawn between their parents.
In this role the teenager, who is still a child, becomes a mediator. Or, they become one parent’s staunchest defender. Any of those roles is a hard place to be. It is especially hard on teenagers, as they are still developing their own relationships with their peers.
However, be aware that getting your child involved in your case could backfire on you.