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Sharing the news of your divorce on your own terms

On Behalf of | Dec 12, 2019 | Family Law

You and your spouse have finalized the decision to pursue a divorce in New Jersey and now the anxiety of breaking the news to your family, friends, coworkers and acquaintances becomes inevitable. At Cipriano Law Offices, P.C., we know just how challenging and uncomfortable these conversations can be and are committed to helping divorcees get through the challenges of an ending relationship.

Perhaps the most important thing for you to remember is that the news of your divorce, the reason it is happening and all of the details that comprise your story, are yours to share and no one else’s. Even if people are skeptical of what is happening and approach you with questions, you are under no obligation to share what is happening in your life. Some couples have found it particularly helpful to put together an elevator speech to provide general information about what has happened. If you do this, you could consider phrasing the news of your divorce in a manner that addresses common questions without divulging sensitive information.

According to, one tip to remember is to refrain from tearing down your ex when you are discussing your divorce. Maintain an objective opinion and stay respectful as it could help your cause. Additionally, consider the timing of when you tell certain people the news including each of your parents, children and other close family members. Do not be afraid to tell people that you are uncomfortable answering questions if you feel uncertain about what to say. Your privacy and the confidentiality of the details of your divorce are important to keep safe.

When you approach sharing the news of your divorce with confidence and a clear expectation of the boundaries you have created, you can answer questions without regretting the information you shared. For more information, if you are preparing to get divorced, visit our web page.


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