A Family Focus Dedicated To You And Your Family for Internal Pages

Should you tell your child’s teacher about a divorce?

On Behalf of | May 6, 2023 | Divorce |

You and your spouse have decided that you are going to get divorced. Maybe it’s something that you’ve seen coming for months or even years. The two of you both have been discussing it and decided to move forward, although you haven’t yet told anyone about your plans.

Now, what you’re trying to do is decide who you need to tell. What about your child’s teacher at school? Do you need to inform them that you’ll be splitting up?

It can be beneficial

You certainly are not obligated to tell your child’s teacher. You don’t need to inform anyone about your divorce if you don’t want to. That said, it can be beneficial for a teacher to be in the loop.

For one thing, children sometimes go through behavioral changes when their parents are getting divorced. If the teacher knows why it’s happening and what to expect, it can make the process a bit smoother for all of the involved.

Additionally, teachers often act as a support system. This is especially true for younger children. They may feel like they can talk to their teacher as easily as a parent.

Finally, there may be some changes to your scheduling or who picks your children up or drops them off at school. It is important for teachers to know who is allowed to pick up the children and who to expect. This helps to keep them safe.

Considering your options

For all these reasons and more, you may want to talk to your child’s teacher as you get closer to a divorce. It’s also important to take the time to carefully consider the legal options you have to make this go smoothly for you, your ex and your child.