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Talking with your kids about your decision to divorce

Jun 22, 2018

The decision to split up with a spouse can be hard for many reasons. For starters, some people worry about the financial repercussions that may come with the end of their marriage, whether they have concerns about how marital property will be split up or they are worried about the amount of child support or alimony they will be obligated to pay. Outside of financial concerns, there are other things to consider, such as the emotional impact of divorce and how this decision could affect kids.

If you know that moving forward with the end of your marriage is necessary, it may be helpful to discuss what is going on with your kids. Divorce can affect children in different ways and some parents may worry that splitting up with their spouse will lead to their child performing worse in school or becoming depressed. However, when you take the right approach to your divorce and reassure your child that they are still loved, you may be able to reduce or even eliminate these concerns.

Sometimes, divorce can be particularly tough for kids. For example, a child may worry that they will not be able to see one of their parents following a dispute over child custody or they may be worried about how a post-divorce move to a new city will change their life. It is important to do all you can to help your child work through these issues.

Our website’s page on divorce covers many different family law legal issues that parents have to work through.

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