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Questions children often ask about divorce

As you ponder divorce, you'll do so with your children in mind. If you decide to move forward, you must have a plan in place for keeping your children safe at all times.

There are many things you can do to make life easier on your children during this difficult time, such as answering any questions they may have. Here are some of the most common:

  • Why are you doing this? You need to make it clear to your children that your divorce has nothing to do with them. You never want a child to assume that he or she did something wrong.
  • Can we still live together? Many children assume that everyone can still live together, even after divorce. You need to explain how the child custody process works and how it will impact living arrangements in the future. Do so with the age of your children in mind.
  • What will happen to me? You never want your child to feel like they are being left behind. Make it clear that they will continue to live their life as usual, for the most part.
  • Will I still be able to spend time with both of you? Be sure that your children know that they will still be able to see both parents, albeit in a different environment than before.

You should prepare yourself for any and all questions from your children. By answering them in a clear manner, your children will feel better about the future.

Once you're okay with the way your children are dealing with divorce, you can then turn your attention to the process itself.

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