January 15, 2019 | Posted by : J Morris
Resolution - We Need To Talk from Resolution on Vimeo
This short film by family law organisation Resolution is a great place to start when preparing to talk to your children about divorce. It can be difficult for children (and adults!) to deal with the complex emotions and reasons behind separation, but with the right approach you can help your kids to understand what’s going on, how to cope with their feelings, and what to expect from the future.
The video above has some excellent practical tips on talking to your children about separation and help them through the process, such as:
Let your children know what’s going on. Your instinct ...
March 16, 2018 | Posted by : J Morris
When you decide to separate, choosing the right process for you and your family is the most important first step. Each situation will be different, and there are a number of different options to suit varying circumstances.
But before you seek help from a solicitor, ask yourself a few fundamental questions about what you need and what kind of outcome you’re looking for:
What are the most important issues you need to discuss?
What are your priorities? Dividing up assets or sorting out living arrangements or dealing with children’s issues? Are there any provisional agreements you can make before you seek legal help to streamline the process? Which issues are non-negotiable and ...
January 20, 2018 | Posted by : J Morris
If you have children and are unhappy in your relationship with your partner, you need to consider the well-being of your whole family when it comes to considering separation. If marriage is making you miserable, your children will inevitably be affected, no matter how much you try to hide things from them. Happy parents mean happy children, and studies have shown that the majority of children would rather their parents separate than stay together for their sake if they no longer want to be together.
However, when there are children involved, your approach to separation needs to put them front and centre. This is no time to be squabbling ...
April 19, 2017 | Posted by : J Morris
For separating couples who have children, making a parenting plan is one of the most important aspects of preparing for life after divorce. While you may be separating as a couple, you will always be co-parents of your children, and making effective arrangements early on can help you all transition more easily.
Co-parenting can be challenging after divorce, and the needs of your family will be unique to your circumstances. You may be able to make arrangements between yourselves, or you may need help from your family lawyer, mediator, or other support organisations (see the end of the article for a list of useful contacts) to come to an agreement. Whatever ...