Divorce represents one of the most legally and personally challenging events that can occur during a lifetime. A divorce becomes even more complicated and emotionally charged when children are involved.
If you have children, and are facing a dissolution of your marriage, you may wonder when and how to tell your children you’re getting a divorce.
There are a number of tactics that you should bear in mind when it comes to telling your children about a pending divorce.
Any conversation you have with your children about divorce must be age appropriate. If you have children that differ rather significantly in their ages, you should consider having multiple conversations geared towards particular children of a given age.
Ideally, both you and your spouse discuss a pending divorce with your children in a unified manner. In other words, both you and your spouse sit down together with your children to discuss your decision to divorce.
Any discussion about divorce needs to emphasize that your children are not at fault. A conversation about divorce must underscore that both
parents will continue to be involved in the lives of the children. Neither you nor your spouse must effort disparage the other in front of the children.
A parent must never turn children into pawns during the course of a divorce.
If you have made the decision to divorce, and need more information about protecting your legal rights, contact a Freehold family attorney from
Thomas & Krail LLC Attorneys at Law. A Freehold family attorney will schedule an initial consultation with you at your convenience.
Not only will a Freehold family attorney from Thomas & Krail LLC Attorneys at Law provide an evaluation of your case, legal counsel will also have helpful insights into how to communicate with children during divorce proceedings. You will be able to ask any questions you at have about your case during the consultation. There is no fee charged for an initial consult in a divorce case.
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