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Do you need to tell a child’s teacher you’re getting divorced?

On Behalf of | Mar 1, 2024 | Family Law |

When some people get divorced, it is fairly public knowledge to anyone who knows them. They talk about it frequently, they post about it on social media and they don’t keep it a secret.

Other couples, though, take a more personal approach. They’re very careful about who they tell and many people may not realize that the divorce is even going on.

As such, these couples may not be sure if they should talk to people like their child’s teacher. Do they need to tell them about the divorce, or should they just keep it to themselves?

It can be helpful for the child

If you are in this position, you definitely do not need to tell your child’s teacher. You’re not legally required to do so.

But it can be helpful, as teachers are often a support system for children during difficult times. These teachers may also see differences in the student’s behavior or academic performance. If the teacher knows why, they can work to correct this behavior and respond properly.

Furthermore, there could be changes to who picks the child up from school and things of this nature. Schools do need to know what to expect so that they can keep children safe. For all of these reasons, it can be beneficial for the teacher to know that the divorce is taking place.

Going through a divorce with children

If you’re wondering about this, you are clearly focusing on putting your children first during the divorce. That is a good first step to take, and you need to know about all of your legal options to do so.