Yes and no. While all families go through an adjustment period during and after a divorce, the two parents have a substantial amount of control over the damage that is done to the children during a divorce. Some key things to remember are to avoid discussing the divorce in front of the children, to make sure and promote a healthy relationship between the children and your spouse, and to seek counseling for everyone involved if the situation is high conflict. It is also important to be patient during any adjustment period as the divorce process can take upwards of a year in many contested cases, and even after the divorce has ended, parties may have to make changes based on the judgment such as one party vacating the marital home. The court in St. Louis County, as well as surrounding counties, generally have some court resources available to ease the stress and help with the transition of divorce, such as the domestic relations services in St. Louis.