Divorce can be tough, emotional, and unpredictable. For many, it is really NOT something you see coming. It can be even harder when children are involved. That being said, our attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few tips for properly explaining divorce to your children in this week's blog. If you are considering divorce, please consult with one of our experienced divorce attorneys in Lake Ozark today. Get your questions answered and have a better idea of what you will be getting into. Gibbons Law Firm can be reached at 573-348-2211.
Tips for Properly Explaining Your Divorce To Your Children
Go into the conversation you have with your children with a plan.
It's important that you at least have somewhat of a plan when going into this and that you're not speaking poorly about your ex in front of your kids. That may be too easy for you to do when you are emotional. Take a few minutes to get a plan together in your head or on paper and go into this with a guide.
We can't stress this enough, be honest. Let your children know that they aren't the blame for this and that this is a decision you and their other parent came to yourselves. You may avoid your children going through the emotional trauma of blaming themselves by going about it this way. Also, answer any questions they may have honestly. Be upfront and speak calmly to your children. Set a good example by not getting dramatic and emotional in front of them about the divorce.
If you already know which parent is moving out, let your kids know that too.
Typically, when two parents decide to divorce, one will likely stay in the currently shared home and the other will leave. The parent moving out will likely try to find a home relatively close so that it is easier to share custody of the children. If you already know who is moving, be honest about that with your kids.
Do You Need An Experienced Divorce Attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks?
Gibbons Law Firm is here for you! The legal aspects of family law can be highly complex and highly sensitive and emotional because of the personal nature of the disputes. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney—with the ability to listen and counsel clients, investigate and negotiate cases, to defuse conflict, and, when necessary, to litigate a case—is important to a successful outcome of a family law case. To learn more about our practice and to schedule a free consultation regarding your divorce, please call Gibbons Law Firm today. Our Lake Ozark Law Firm can be reached at (573) 348-2211. No divorce may feel easy, but your interactions with your attorney should be. We pride ourselves on returning calls promptly and offering our services in a very kind and professional manner.