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Telling your children about the divorce 

On Behalf of | Jan 27, 2023 | Child Custody |

You and your spouse have arrived at the conclusion that the marriage just isn’t working anymore. Divorce is the only option left. Not only will this impact the two of you, but it is going to mean significant changes for the children. 

It may feel daunting to tell the children about the divorce, but it is something that has to be done. The last thing you want is for your kids to find out unexpectedly or from someone else. It’s better to do it on your terms. Outlined below are some tips that might help with this process. 

Avoid animosity 

Just because you are going your separate ways romantically, that doesn’t mean you cannot remain united as parents. If you can tell the kids together, then it will offer some comfort. They will be able to see that there is no anger toward one another, and respect still remains as parents. The shared love for the children will also be plain to see if you address the matter as a parental team. 

Explain the practical changes 

Of course, you are going to need to tell the children that some changes will be made. It’s better to give them advanced warning of this rather than having them caught off guard. If one parent is moving out, explain where they will be going and that the child will still be seeing them regularly. 

Organization is key 

You don’t want to break such significant news to your kids on a whim. It has to be planned and sensitively organized. As you go through the divorce process, having legal guidance will help to protect both you and your children.