Divorce is never easy on anyone in a family, for children especially. Research studies have shown that children with depression and conduct disorders indicators seem to develop these problems due to the conflict in the house, rather than the divorce itself. This makes it even more important for the parents to make sure that their children don’t see them fighting, and even more important to make sure to not involve their children in the conflict, such as parent alienation. We’ve seen in our experience that the most successful post-divorce children come from households where the parents are able to communicate and work together as parents, even from different homes.
Source: Mediation and Counseling Blog