How do I co-parent better after a separation?

How do I co-parent better after a separation?

Deciding to separate or divorce is a difficult and personal choice. If you have children, then one of the first considerations is to help your children adjust from being a family under one roof to a family in two separate homes. For separated parents, it is necessary to communicate about the children. If you’re feeling […]

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Talking to your children about separation: tips for parents

Talking to your children about separation: tips for parents

In my experience as a family solicitor and mediator, I am often asked to provide guidance to a parent (or both parents in the mediation process) about ways in which they can talk to their children about separation. Remember, there are no hard and fast rules. When parents separate, especially in circumstances when the separation was not a mutual dec...

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5 tips for shared parenting during the festive season

5 tips for shared parenting during the festive season

Christmas holidays can be a difficult time for separated parents if they have not yet agreed the arrangements for the children. Unless it is not in the children’s best interests, the presumption is that the children spend time with both parents during the Christmas holidays. How you divide the time will depend on the individual […]

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Tips for an amicable handover of the children

Tips for an amicable handover of the children

Handover of the children can often be a time when both parents come into contact with each other. Even if the separation was amicable, it can still be a daunting prospect for a parent to see their former partner. In circumstances where there is animosity between the parents, handover can be used as an opportunity […]

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Going abroad with the children this summer?

Going abroad with the children this summer?

The summer holidays have arrived! It’s generally a time for relaxation and spending quality time with your children. It can also be a stressful time for separated parents if you can’t agree how to share the care of the children over the summer, or your ex does not agree to you taking the children abroad. […]

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