What is the most significant effect on the kids?
I believe that the children suffer most in a divorce from the fear of the disintegration of the family unit, which children need for growth and security during their tender years. In addition, the pitched battles that ensue between the two parents cause much anguish and emotional trauma to the children who love both parents and are torn by the dissention.
Such children need constant assurance that their security will not be threatened and that their parents, although no longer loving each other, still continue to love each one of the children and will provide and protect them.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions