Separation – Children & Co-Parenting
A separation is a highly stressful and emotional experience for everyone involved and children are often a top priority for parents in conflict going through a relationship breakdown . There may be many questions and much uncertainty over the impact of separation and 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 separating 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.
Some children come through separation with apparent ease and others really suffer. Separation 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 co-parenting. Depending on your situation and circumstances this could include assisting with child arrangement agreements, child care solutions, schooling or living arrangements.
Today I close the door to the past, open the door to the future, take a deep breath, step on through and start a new chapter in my life.