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What are the first steps I should take when considering Divorce, when we have children together?

When considering a divorce when you have children together, the first steps you should take are:

  1. Educate yourself. Learn about the divorce process in your state and the laws that apply to child custody, child support, and alimony. There are many resources available online and in libraries.
  2. Talk to your spouse. If possible, try to have a calm and respectful conversation with your spouse about your decision to get a divorce. Discuss your concerns about the children and how you would like to proceed.
  3. Find a lawyer. An experienced family law attorney can help you navigate the divorce process and protect your rights and interests.
  4. Create a parenting plan. A parenting plan is a written agreement that outlines how you and your spouse will share custody and parental responsibilities after the divorce. It is important to create a parenting plan that is in the best interests of your children.
  5. File for divorce. Once you have a parenting plan in place, you can file for divorce with the court. The divorce process can be complex, so it is important to have a lawyer who can guide you through the process.


Here are some additional tips for getting a divorce with children:

  • Put your children first. Remember that divorce is a difficult experience for everyone involved, but it is especially difficult for children. Make sure that all of your decisions are made in the best interests of your children.
  • Be honest and open with your children. Explain to them what is happening and why. Let them know that you both love them and that they are not responsible for the divorce.
  • Avoid conflict in front of your children. Children are very sensitive to conflict, so it is important to avoid arguing or fighting with your spouse in front of them.
  • Seek professional help if needed. A therapist can help you and your children cope with the emotional challenges of divorce.


Getting a divorce with children is a difficult decision, but it is important to remember that you are not alone. There are many resources available to help you through the process.

Family Law can be complicated and frustrating, navigating the system can be costly and burdensome. At Tumarkin & Burns, P.A. of Osceola County, Florida we’ve seen it all and helped hundreds of family law clients. If you need help or have questions, we are here to help. Simply click here and schedule an appointment with our team. 

This is for informational purposes only, not to be construed as legal advice.


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