Having the Divorce Discussion

The decision to go your separate ways and start 2021 fresh has been made. How do you approach the topic of divorce with kids? The thought of contemplating a divorce in your home can be overwhelming with so many concerns about the impact of divorce on children, but discussing the sensitive subject with your children is an opportunity. It's a way to set the tone for the future provided it’s gone about the correct way.

Once the time comes to discuss divorce with your children, there is one fundamental thing to remember. Initiating a conversation about an impending breakup isn’t about your and your spouse choosing to split. It's about the kids being flung into a scenario they didn’t want to be involved in. Their needs should remain priority. Settle down together in a place where the children will feel comfortable, should the circumstances allow. Choose a moment where they don't need to go somewhere so that the news can be digested before they have to deal with the world again.

Be confident, irrespective of your emotions about the divorce. It's alright to admit you're not in the best of moods or nervous, but don't mention any derogatory stuff about the other parent. In most cases, kids love both their parents equally and shouldn't feel like they are being forced to choose. Ideally, you can clarify the love and support will continue to be provided from the parents. You want to emphasize that your decision to split is in no way the fault of the children.

This update is provided by the firm Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters. Should you have any domestic or family issue, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with one of our family law attorneys Miami or the best divorce attorney Miami.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.