Children’s Bill of Rights in Divorce
Our mission at BOI is to eliminate harm to children as a result of parental conflict.
We think the rights listed below are a great resource for parents with children going through separation or divorce.
- The right to be treated as an interested and affected person and not as a pawn or possession
- The right to love each parent, without feeling guilt, pressure or rejection
- The right to love, care, discipline and protection from both parents
- The right to not choose sides or be asked to decide where they want to live
- The right to express their feelings about the divorce, such as anger, sadness or fear
- The right to a positive and constructive on-going relationship with each parent
- The right not to make adult decisions
- The right to remain a child, without being asked to take on parental responsibilities, or be an adult companion or friend to parents
- The right to the most adequate level of economic support that can be provided by the best efforts of both parents
- The right to not participate in the painful games parents play to hurt each other, or be put in the middle of their battles
Phone: (337) 534-0325
Fax: (337) 534-0427
219 W. Brentwood Blvd. Lafayette, LA 70506
To eliminate harm to Acadiana's children due to parental conflict.