Depending on the age of your kids, they may or may not completely understand what it means to be arrested. ASAP Bail Bonds offers bail bonds in Gwinnett, Clayton, DeKalb, and Cobb Counties for those who have been arrested. Below, we'll offer tips on how to tell your kids about your arrest. Get in touch today!
Honesty is always the best policy because they will find out the truth one day anyway, and the last thing you want is to lie to your children. You don't need to tell them every detail. A general overview of what happened and what will happen will suffice.
Once you tell your children you've been arrested or are facing jail time, they will undoubtedly have a lot of questions. Be prepared to answer them as honestly as possible, and be careful to say "may" or "could" when asked about unknown questions about the future.
Being arrested and going to jail affects the entire family, but for children, it's an abstract concept. What matters most to them is how their lives will change. You'll want to tell them that you may have to go to jail and you won't be around, or you'll have a bunch of court dates upcoming so they will be staying with family for a while.
Many children can internalize situations, especially younger ones who can't grasp the full adult situation. You'll want to explain that they did nothing wrong and what is happening is purely because of your actions.
Dealing with an arrest and family are difficult situations. When you partner with ASAP Bail Bonds, we can help you get out of jail quickly with our bail bond services, so you can return to your family. Call today!