When you and your former spouse chose to marry one another, you likely expected that you would be together forever. When you opted to divorce, that perception was compelled to evolve. In truth, life evolves in a host of unexpected ways. As a result, the same family law orders that were instituted when you first opted to divorce may no longer serve your needs. Thankfully, family law accounts for the evolution of life generally and families specifically.
If you and your child’s other parent have decided to divorce, you are likely overwhelmed by a number of additional decisions you will soon have to make. For example, you will have to decide what to do with your marital home, you will need to decide how your property is divided and you will need to determine how you will navigate the mutual relationships you have developed over time. But perhaps most pressingly, you may be overwhelmed by the prospect of telling your child that you and his or her other parent are choosing to divorce.