Without doubt the most important people in your divorce are your children.  If there are no children then all you have to fight over is the money and the house.  Please, never fight over your children.  They are completely innocent and in the vast majority of cases want their parents to stay together.  We have support and advice on many things which will help your children have a good and happy life after your divorce.     

Divorce and the school routine. How to make it work better

The last week of the school summer holidays are a peak time for divorce. You are back from that more than expectedly stressful two weeks in Benidorm, Blackpool or Butlins. The rows and recriminations have reached a crescendo and even counselling seems a forlorn hope. It’s a bad place to be.

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Not at all! Children need fathers and families

Divorce is never just a matter between two people.  The majority of divorces involve children and all involve the wider family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.  The impact on their lives will be considerable.

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Residency and contact for children after divorce

One quarter of all children in the UK live in one parent families with one in ten dependent children living in a step family and  increasing numbers are growing up in homes headed by a lone mother or father.
 
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Telling the children about divorce

Probably one of the most difficult aspects when contemplating marital breakdown what, and how, to tell any children of the marriage that their parents are getting divorced.

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Parenting is still very much part of your life after divorce

Bringing up your children whether as a resident or non resident parent should still be an important part of your life after divorce.  Parenting after divorce is often complex, frustrating and confusing.

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Listening and talking to your children about divorce

You may be waging war with your former husband or wife but your children are innocent parties in your divorce and their interests must transcend yours and be considered carefully at every stage of the divorce process.

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Parental responsibility and divorce

The Matrimonial Clauses Act of 1857 gave men the right to divorce their wives if they had committed adultery although women did not have the reciprocal right.  Once divorced any children of the marriage became the property of the husband.

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Why the most important people in a divorce are your children

The only aspects of divorce that concerns the law and hence the courts are the children's future wellbeing and the financial arrangements between the divorcing couple.  Nothing else matters.

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