When thinking about breaking the divorce news to kids, here are some helpful tips on how to let your children know that you and your spouse or partner will be separating.  This video produced by Parents Magazine provides some good information on how to make the news a little easier on your kids. As a family law attorney, I try to offer help in all facets of the divorce process. I hope this will be useful to you.

I have represented clients in a wide array of family law issues including divorce, custody (now known as “legal decision making”), relocation and modification actions. I have experience working with clients at every stage of representation from initial filing through final settlement or trial. I also frequently represents clients in uncontested family law matters.


Parents Magazine (parents.com) was started in 1983. It is designed to help parents navigate the uncharted waters of parenthood and celebrate the joys of being parents from first kicks, first smile, to proud moments of accomplishment and independence. There are several other helpful publications including editions written in other languages. All of the publications strive to help parents understand the issues and challenges that are important to them. Their priority is to answer questions, address concerns, and advocate for important causes.

This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding Breaking the Divorce News to Kids, or other family law issues, please feel free to contact Lindsay A.M. Olivarez at 480.461.5300, log on to udallshumway.com, or contact an attorney in your area. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.