Divorce Discussions With Your Children

Divorce Discussions with Your Children

How to help children through your divorce.

Deciding to get a divorce is difficult. However, some parents say that it is not as hard as talking to their children about it. If you have decided to seek a divorce from your spouse, you need to think about how to tell your children and develop a plan beforehand. The way that you and your spouse discuss the divorce with your children can make a significant difference in the way that they handle it. It is important to be as honest with your children as you can be, without saying harmful things about your spouse or partner. Ideally, you would sit down with your children as a couple and present a united front.

Also, let your children ask any questions they may have and answer them as truthfully, but without anger, as possible. While you may not be able to answer all of their questions, you have at least provided them with a forum to discuss their feelings.

Whatever you do, do not put them in the middle of the divorce, allow them choose between parents and never, ever use them as a “pawn” against the other parent to get what you want!

Do you have plans to file for divorce in San Diego? Will child custody/visitation play a role in the termination of your marriage? If so, contact The Law Office of Mark A. Reed at (858) 277‑0232 to get immediate assistance from an aggressive, experienced San Diego family law attorney that can assist you and support you as you go through your divorce proceedings.

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