Divorce and Children / Co-Parenting
A divorce is a highly stressful and emotional experience for everyone involved and children are a top priority for parents in conflict going through a divorce . There may be many questions and much uncertainty over the impact of divorce on your children. Just like you they will also experience confusion and concern about what is going to happen to them.
Currently there is limited support and resources available to families following parental separation in England and Wales. As a result parents who struggle to agree arrangements perceive the only route to conflict resolution being the family court. This is not the case and a recent report from the Family Solutions Group called for a holistic approach to supporting divorcing parents and their children. The report also recognised the critical importance of putting the needs and rights of your children first. Of giving them a voice.
The reality is you will need to make decisions about which parent the children will live with and how much time they spend with the other parent. Disagreements can arise over education, healthcare as well as significant issues such as relocation.
Some children come through divorce with apparent ease and others really suffer. Divorce is a process, not a single event, and so a child’s adjustment can occur in stages. All children need to be allowed to grieve the loss of their family unit and the life that they knew but others require more specialist care and professional help with managing their emotions.
We will help you put your children’s well being first whilst you adjust to the reality of cooperative co-parenting. Depending on your situation and circumstances this could include assisting with child arrangement agreements, child care solutions, schooling or living arrangements.
The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.