Divorce can be difficult for all members of a family. In particular, this challenging process can overwhelm or confuse children. When planning for divorce it is always best to think about how you plan to tell your children about it.
In many cases, couples have planed or thought about many aspects to the divorce before they proceed. This planning should also include how you want to talk to your child about the divorce, what a divorce will mean for them, and how you plan to approach parenting during and after the divorce.
Children can be overwhelmed or feel confused during this process. It is important for parents to consider how they will approach parenting, custody issues, and child support before they talk to their children about this process.
Additional aspects include discussing custody, what this means for the child, how they might feel about this, and how to help them through this. Also, have a plan for approaching decisions on the children’s future such as addressing behavior problems, educational decisions, financial decisions, and changes in either parent’s future.
Child support and child custody laws can change from state to state. You should be familiar with these and plan how you want to discuss how they affect your child. Florida child support laws are just one example of how these laws can be specific to each state.
When planning a divorce, it is best to discuss and prepare for talking with your children about the life changing event. Address the children’s concerns, resources they may need to help guide them through this process, and discuss how this will affect them.