Why staying on civil terms during divorce will benefit your children
There’s been so much of a surge in January divorce enquiries in recent years that the first Monday of the New Year is now known as ‘D-Day’, or ‘Divorce Day’, amongst family lawyers.
Having made their way through the Christmas festivities, many couples will choose January to call time on their relationship, and this will often involve children.
Establishing where your children will live, who with and which parent is responsible for what, can be as stressful as filing for a divorce itself. That’s why it’s important for you and your former partner to stay on civil terms and work through the legal processes together, not only for the sake of your children, but to make the whole process quicker, easier and more cost-effective.
Research suggests that cooperation between parents can lessen the impact of separation on children; that’s why we’re huge advocates of family mediation and collaborative law. A family mediator can help you every step of the way, from separating your assets to helping determine how you communicate together in the future.
If you’re interested in finding out more about your options and how a family law solicitor can help, you can speak to our specialist team in Bristol by calling 0117 905 9763 or completing our online enquiry form.