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How Can I Tell People I am Getting a Divorce?

by | May 11, 2022 | Uncategorized |

Are you planning to get a divorce in Michigan but you are unsure about how to tell other people? Breaking the news about a divorce can be complicated and difficult, and you may need to employ different strategies depending upon who you are telling about your future plans. For example, your family members might require different information than co-workers or your babysitter. The key thing to remember is that it is up to you to decide how to inform other people that you are getting a divorce, and that you can provide as much or as little detail as you want. If you have questions about the divorce process in Michigan, our Michigan divorce lawyers can help.

Telling Your Children and Family About Your Divorce

Telling your children that you are planning to get divorced can be one of the most difficult conversations you will have, and it is important to plan ahead. According to Psychology Today, the best way to tell your children about your divorce plans is to sit down with them and your ex, and to have a conversation about what will change and what will stay the same, to emphasize that their relationship with you and your ex will remain constant, and to be open to questions. With close family members and friends who are more likely family, an open and honest conversation is often helpful.

Telling Your Friends You are Getting Divorced

How should you tell casual friends and neighbors about your divorce? First, you should know that you are under no obligation to inform acquaintances about your divorce. If you do feel the need to let people know, it can be best to provide basic information without giving details. You might even send an email to let people know, and to tell them that you would appreciate respect for your privacy.

Telling Your Employer About Your Divorce Plans

You may need to inform an employer about your divorce if the case is likely to affect your work or your schedule. You can simply provide basic information—that you are getting divorced—and that you will work to ensure that your job is not affected but that you may need a schedule change or to take personal days for court hearings. 

Informing People in Your Child’s Life That You are Getting Divorced

Many people in your child’s life may need to know that you are getting divorced, including babysitters, teachers, and coaches. It is often helpful, again, to provide basic information but to emphasize that you want to be contacted if there are any changes in your child’s behavior that could be resulting from the divorce.

Contact Our Michigan Divorce Attorneys

When you are getting divorced in Michigan, it is essential to have one of our experienced Michigan divorce attorneys on your side to assist you with your case. Divorces in Michigan can be complicated, and it is important to have an advocate on your side who will focus on your rights, whether you are going through a divorce after a long-term marriage or your case involves a contentious child custody dispute. Contact the Law Offices of Michael A. Robbins for more information about how our firm can assist you.