5 Steps to Consider when Talking to your Children about Divorce


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When you are going through divorce, it is important to remember that your children are part of this process as well. It may be easy to get caught up in the emotional turmoil between you and your spouse and forget that your children are struggling just as much, if not more, than you are.

That is why it is important to have open and honest conversations with your children about the divorce process—but in doing so, you do not want to cross any lines.

Below are our 5 Steps we belive you should consider when talking to your children about divorce:

  1. Be Honest with your Children

When you are going through the divorce process it is important to realize that your children probably know more about what is going on than you think they do. It is important to talk to your children about this process and see what they know.

  1. Do not Blame the Other Parent
  2. Don’t go into Adult Details with your children
  3. Do not try and Weaponize your Children
  4. Don’t make your children pick sides

Rebecca Melone

Written By Rebecca Melone

Rebecca Melone established Melone Hatley P.C. in 2014 with the goal of helping families with a range of legal services from estate and family law to traffic tickets and misdemeanor criminal matters.
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