If my partner and I split up what happens to our children?
No matter how difficult things are between you and your former partner, it is important that children should be protected and supported as much as possible to help them through changes in your family.
In most cases it’s best for children to avoid disruption to their lives as much as possible. Just because their parents are no longer together, generally children should still be able to enjoy a loving relationship with both their parents and their extended families. This will often mean living with their main carer and having a regular, structured programme of contact with a parent who does not live with them.
If you find it difficult to agree things without support, specialist family solicitors should be able to offer help to try to resolve disputes and can guide you about when the court needs to be involved.
For this reason, it is important to take the right approach. If you would like advice, please call Celia or Samantha on 01752 222211 to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.