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Age could be a factor when speaking to kids about divorce

The end of a marriage can be a stressful and daunting period for all parties involved. Upon making the decision to divorce, parents in California may wish to speak to their kids about the process and the changes they may experience, but they might be uncertain how to start the conversation. When it comes to breaking the news of divorce, the age of the children could play a significant role in the process.

According to experts, parents may find it helpful to consider the age of their kids when determining how to speak with them about divorce. For younger kids, it may be advisable to keep things simple and explain the situation to them in a manner they can grasp. Children may have difficulty fully understanding the concept of divorce, and taking steps to ensure they aren't forced to reach their own conclusions about the situation is advisable.

Children over the age of 11 might be more capable of understanding similar issues, but they may still have trouble accepting the news of divorce. While speaking to older kids about divorce, parents may find it helpful to take steps to ensure the lines of communication remain open. Although they might be reluctant to speak about the situation, providing them with reassurances could help them open up about any issues they might be experiencing.

For many parents in California, the well-being of the kids is of the utmost importance, but knowing how to talk to them about divorce can be challenging. Those who are going through a similar life event could consider speaking with a family law attorney for guidance. An attorney can provide a client with advice on every aspect of divorce and assist in pursuing the most favorable outcome achievable during legal proceedings.

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