Chances are, you already know the statistics about children and divorce; there’s no need for us to rehash them here. Kids who grow up in a ruptured family are said to be at a disadvantage when it comes to the success of their own relationships, as well as the way they think about family and other issues.
However, we’re here to tell you that these “statistics” are not binding law. When divorce is inevitable, talking to your kids in no unclear terms and giving them as much preparation as possible is absolutely essential. When you show your children this respect and love, those negative “facts” associated with the children of divorced parents don’t have to apply to your own children.
Mike Hulen is a Colorado divorce law firm that believes in providing support for the whole family. While our attorneys represent you, we do whatever we can to make the experience as painless as possible for the whole family.
3 Tips for Talking to Your Children
- Make sure your children know that they are not at fault in the divorce. You cannot possibly emphasize this too much, especially with younger children who have no concept of marriage and divorce.
- Tell your children that you love them and will continue to love them no matter what happens in court.
- Let your children know that they can ask you any questions and that you will answer them honestly. For older children, especially if there have been fidelity issues, this is a must.
Of course, you know your children better than our Denver family law attorneys do. Use your own judgment and remember to show your children love in all of your words and deeds. For additional support, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our Denver divorce lawyers. We’ve been serving Denver for more than 50 years, and don’t plan on quitting anytime soon!