If you are facing a divorce and have children at home, there is no easy way to tell them, and there’s no way to spare them from what’s to come. While there is no right answer when it comes to talking to your children about divorce, there are things that you can do to help make the process less painful for your children. If you’re preparing to divorce, an experienced Round Rock divorce attorney can help.
No matter how you slice it, telling your children that you’re getting a divorce is going to be difficult for them. In fact, children almost universally remember the occasion for the rest of their lives, which testifies to the trauma involved. As such, it’s important to consider how you’re going to tell your children in the first place. This is a situation in which the basics apply, and this means:
Children react to divorce in different ways, and it’s important to honor your children’s feelings – even as you help them address those feelings as necessary. For example:
Some children have all of these feelings and more – or any combination of these feelings – and some children’s feelings change on a weekly, daily, or even hourly basis. Allow your children to own their feelings, but make sure that you effectively make the point that they are in no way to blame for the divorce. Divorce is an adult issue for which adults alone are responsible.
Nothing about divorce is easy, but talking to your children about divorce is definitely one of the most difficult tasks you’ll face. The experienced divorce attorneys at The Jackson Law Firm in Round Rock, Texas, are committed to helping you address all of your divorce concerns – while skillfully advocating for results that work for you and your children. For more information and to schedule a free initial consultation, please do not hesitate to contact or call us at (512) 528-1900 today.