Finding a way forward
Families come in all shapes and sizes and there are no magic answers. You know your children best, so you will be best able to consider the effects of your break-up on them and together find a solution that works for all of you. Agreements reached together by parents are more likely to work in the long term and be respected by the wider family. Family mediation services, together with Resolution mediators, collaborative family lawyers and solicitors, may be able to help you achieve this.
If you can’t reach agreement you can ask the courts to decide the matter. Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the best way of doing this, without letting matters relating to children get tangled up in any financial disputes.
If you want to find out more about where you stand legally, visit our children, parents and the law pages.