Children & Divorce
One of the more devastating issues regarding dissolution of marriage is the effect on the minor children. Without the possible issue of parental alienation (the act of actively attempting to make the child hostile or indifferent to the other parent) the process of dissolution is hard on the minor children. And with Parental Alination the children are obviously harmed.
One of the major issues is when the parents argue in front of the minor children, the children are under the impression that they are the cause of the tension. Even without arguing in front of the minor children, the stress and tension is still felt by the minor children.
Another issue is when one parent talks badly about the other parent (normally to a third party within the child's hearing). Remember, the child is one half that other parent and therefore you are speaking badly about one half of the child's DNA.
Finally, please remember that the children are scared. Therefore, please remember to be on time for all visitation exchanges so the children are not hanging on the window waiting and wondering if you are going to appear.