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.
It's all about the children
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.