If you recently turned to one of our family law attorneys at Northpointe Law Group to discuss divorcing your spouse, you may have worries about how your children will handle the process. Although you may have concerns about how your upcoming divorce will impact your children, there are several things you can do to help them cope.
Telling Your Children
As a provider of family law legal services, we strongly encourage you to properly prepare to tell your children that you will be getting a divorce. To do this, you should know how to answer questions from your children that may resemble the following:
• Where will I live and who will I live with?
• Will we have to move?
• Will I have to go to a different school?
• Will I still be able to see my friends?
Once the conversation gets going, make sure you answer these questions honestly, but provide your children with reassurance that everything will be alright.
The Divorce Process
As the divorce process progresses, it is best to try and shield your children from contention as much as you can. You should also try to keep your children’s routines as similar as possible, make sure that you and your former spouse remain involved in your children’s lives, and try not to badmouth your former spouse in front of your children.
If you have any questions about the divorce process and want to know more about how you can help your children cope, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Northpointe Law Group to speak with a family law attorney.