When you find your family going through a divorce, emotions run high and patience can be at an all-time low.
Some parents and well-meaning family members are not aware of the long-term, life-changing effects divorce can have on the children in the family, no matter how young or old.
Here are some tips to help guide your children through the divorce process:
- Keep emotionally charged disputes between you and your spouse
- Do not disparage your spouse in front of your children
- Early on, work out a tentative visitation schedule
- Keep up your children’s normal routines
- If your child asks about your divorce, answer them in an age appropriate way
- Keep your answers short
- Don’t malign your spouse
- Answer honestly
- If they stop asking questions, you stop talking
- This is a signal that they are good with the information you provided
- If you can’t answer, let them know that you will answer their question at a later time – then seek professional advice before responding
- If you suspect abuse, please notify the proper authority immediately
Divorce is life-altering, but there are some steps you can take to insulate your children from some of the stresses that divorce inevitably brings.
The Collaborative Divorce Process can help your children through your separation in many different ways. This process looks at the whole picture of the impact a divorce will have for all involved, including the children, at each step – beginning, middle, end and future.
Family Divorce Solutions is a group of well respected, experienced and trained attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and child specialists who work as a team to reach a complete and satisfactory resolution for everyone involved.
Contact us today to see how we can help you preserve your family unit!
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or medical advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, medical or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.