How to Explain Divorce to Children

By Attorney Gregg Herman
October 2, 2015

An excellent article on explaining divorce to a child was written by my friend, Atlanta lawyer Randy Kessler, and was published in the Atlanta Jewish Times.

Just one sad comment:  One of (few) good things about divorce in today’s world is its prevalence.  When I was a kid (yes, that was a long, long time ago) children of divorce were stigmatized.  When my kids were little, as products of an intact family, they felt they were left out of conversations between their friends when the topic was how much time they would spend with each parent.

Since most kids like to feel included and dislike feeling different, children of divorce today have the advantage (over kids of years ago) that they are not outliers.  So while divorce is still difficult on children, there are plenty of resources and examples to make the process easier.

Attorney Gregg Herman is a founding partner of Loeb & Herman S.C. in Milwaukee, WI. He practices family law exclusively, and can be reached via e-mail or by calling (414) 272-5632.