Over the summer you and your spouse have come to the conclusion that a separation and divorce is best for the family. Your extended family knows about this decision as well as some close friends. But now with school starting soon, you are worried about what this means for your child. Will they be embarrassed and teased by their friends? How will the teachers react? Should you let them know about your situation now? These are all valid worries and concerns as you prepare for back to school season.

Being Proactive, Amicable and Cooperative

Your divorce does not have to be an awkward ordeal for you or your child as they enter the new school year. With careful planning and an amicable approach with your spouse, you can help make the transition as smooth as possible for your specific situation.

Here are some tips to consider as you prepare your little one for school under these new family dynamics:

  • Take the time to meet with your child’s teacher to have an honest discussion about your family’s situation and what you need from your teacher and school to help with your child’s adjustment to the divorce.
  • Schedule out separate parent-teacher conferences if that is something you and your spouse are more comfortable having.
  • Glean information from the school’s teacher and counselor about what else you can do at home as you prepare for your child’s new school year.
  • Have an open and honest discussion with your child before school starts. Address their fears and concerns. It is okay to acknowledge them and not have all the answers.

These are just some of the ways you can help make the back to school transition easier for you and your child as you seek your divorce. It is very important to have an experienced California divorce attorney at your side to help you get through your divorce and even post-divorce issues.