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Schwarzenegger and Shriver’s Children May Have It the Worst

The pending divorce between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver and the related stories have been all over the news in recent weeks. Most reports have focused on the two parents – Schwarzenegger, the larger than life bodybuilder turned actor turned politician, and Shriver, a philanthropist and member of one of the most powerful political families in the country. Few reports, in contrast, have examined the situation’s effects on their four children. As more details come out, they may be experiencing it worst of all. A Houston divorce attorney can help with this difficult aspect of divorce.

The news surrounding their father’s affair and other child shocked the couple’s four children – Katherine, 21, Christina, 19, Patrick, 17, and Christopher, 13. They are close siblings, with Katherine reportedly often acting as surrogate parent during Schwarzenegger’s absences related to filming or political campaigning. They have rallied around their mother, embarrassed at the pain Schwarzenegger caused her.

Nearly all children find dealing with the divorce of their parents to be a stressful time, which is why it is important for a Houston divorce lawyer to take these effects into account. For the Schwarzenegger children, the celebrity of their parents likely compounds these effects. Everything they experience appears in newspapers and TV shows, a constant reminder of what happened.

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