When talking to children about divorce it is important to keep the children's best interests at heart. You will want to bring up divorce when the children are ready to hear about it. When talking about divorce, this will need to be done in a manner that they understand. It is important to clarify with your children that they did not cause the marriage to end. In addition, you will need to be sure not to bash the other parent. Regardless of what is occurring between you and your ex you should not involve your children.
Communication is a key component when attempting to discuss divorce with your children. Open lines of communication must be made available to your children during this difficult and confusing time. If the children are young they may not comprehend the situation fully. It is beneficial to let your child know that if and when they are ready that they may talk to you. Children need to be made aware that it is completely normal and natural to talk about their feelings. In addition, they should also be educated that it is natural and healthy to cry, feel sadness, or any other emotions. Moreover, it is important that they understand that any emotions they are feeling are okay as long as they are expressed in a positive manner.
Young children benefit from having the love and support from their parents. It is important for both parents to encourage visits and healthy relationships between the children and the other party. Moreover, if you have any issues with the other party it is best to discuss it with the other party while the children are not present. In addition, if at any time modifications need to be made to the divorce orders it is important to not involve any of your children. Children should not be in the middle of their parents disputes.
If you need further guidance from a family law attorney it is important to schedule a consultation. For further information regarding divorce and more please contact Yanez & Associates. Please call 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation. We look forward to assisting you with your matter!