Most parents expect, or hope, to be together forever when they decide to have children, but sadly things don’t always work out that way. You will usually keep joint parental responsibility after divorce and the court will decide which parent gets responsibility. If you have more than one child, the court will decide on responsibility for each child separately.
The ultimate aim is to ensure the needs of the child are not being deprived as they would want a relationship with both parents. However, every child reacts in their own way when their parents separate. Whatever their response when family life changes, we can support you. You may worry about the negative impacts of a separation on your child and think it would be better to hide it from them. However, in some cases, talking to your child can help them to adjust. We can help you to use positive empowering strategies to ensure the impact of the divorce is kept to a minimum where children are involved.