If you’ve decided to get a divorce in Virginia, you’re probably thinking of the many ways it will affect your children. For some parents, speaking to children about divorce can be one of the most difficult aspects of ending the marriage.
We all want our kids to grow up happy, stable, and healthy. It can be hard for some parents to tell their children that the two-parent home they’ve always known is about to change. However, keeping the news from your kids won’t stop the inevitable; they will have to face the reality of the transition and it’s better if they’re prepared.
When speaking to your kids about divorce for the first time, be aware of how much they can understand. An older child can handle a lot more information than a kindergartner, but you don’t need to give them relationship details.
In the simplest way possible, let them know that you and their father are getting a divorce and will no longer be living together. You should let them know how this will affect them in the immediate future. Children can react in various ways to this news, so be prepared, although some kids won’t react right away.
Contacting a Virginia Beach Divorce Attorney
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