Many children experience the stress of divorce annually in the United States, and there are several variables that can determine how they will react, including:
- their maturity level;
- their personality; and
- the circumstances that led to divorce.
When to Tell the Children about Divorce
Some experts agree that children should be made aware of your plans for divorce as soon as you are certain that your marriage can’t be saved. If possible, both parents should be present for this conversation, and feelings of anger or blame should be checked at the door. To avoid becoming upset during this talk, you should practice beforehand.
It is not uncommon for the initial reactions to be sadness, anger, shock, frustration and worry. However, the entire process can help kids cope with the stress better and become more tolerant, flexible young adults.
Both parents can help their children by:
- keeping heated discussions and legal matters away from the children;
- minimizing any disruptions of the kids’ routines;
- if need be, confining negativity about each other to outside the home, such as with friends or a therapist; and
- keeping each parent involved in the children’s lives.
Contact a Dallas Divorce Attorney
The attorneys at Warren & Migliaccio have years of experience, and we’ll use that training to provide you peace of mind for the future, whatever the circumstances for your divorce or family law situation. From the initial consultation until the day your divorce is finalized, ourTexasfamily lawyer team at Warren & Migliaccio is here to advocate on behalf of you and your children. Contact ourDallaslaw firm today at 1-888-584-9614.