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Tips to help you tell your kids about your divorce

On Behalf of | Jul 9, 2022 | Divorce |

Have you decided to file for divorce? If so, you know it may be the right decision for you and your spouse.

However, your children may take the news rather hard. Because of the impact that a divorce can have on the lives of your kids, it’s important to plan how you will tell them. Some tips to help you with this difficult conversation can be found here. 

Plan what you will say ahead of time

Take some time to plan out what you will say to your children. You may even want to write it down. Doing this gives you time to review it and remain mindful of what you say. Try working with their other parent on what you will say to ensure you are on the same page. 

Think about the questions your kids will have

It doesn’t matter how old your children are, they will likely have questions when you tell them you are planning to divorce. Be sure to think about the possible questions they will ask and the best way to answer them. Remember, you shouldn’t overshare or talk bad about your co-parent in any way. Stick to what you have planned and answer questions carefully. 

Only tell them what they need to know

Your children don’t need to know all the details of why you are filing for divorce. You can tell them what will happen and what the plan is moving forward, but don’t tell them too much. 

Explaining your upcoming divorce

Divorce can be challenging for everyone involved, including your children. Use the tips here to help tell them about your plans. It’s also important to know your legal options, which will ensure you protect yourself during the divorce proceedings.