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Good Divorce Week 2021: Parenting through separation

Good Divorce Week 2021: Parenting through separation

1st December 2021 - Published by Kuits Family team

To mark Good Divorce Week 2021, Resolution has launched a new section on their website, https://resolution.org.uk/parenting-through-separation/ and a guide, ‘Parenting through separation’ to provide parents and those supporting them with practical tips and guidance to achieve child focus solutions. The guide refers to the two parallel journeys, your personal separation journey and your new co-parenting journey which occur following separation. Co-parenting inevitably means a change in your parenting role and the guide details the importance of communication in your relationship with the co-parent and your child. Effective communication plays a crucial role in resolving issues together which will certainly benefit your co-parenting relationship and your child.

How to resolve issues that arise

In the event issues do arise on your co-parenting journey, it is important to consider which pathway is the most appropriate for your co-parenting relationship, your child and circumstances. There are ways of reaching an agreement which do not require the cost and uncertainty of court proceedings. The guide details the following pathways as potential routes to a solution:

1. Direct discussions: this route may be difficult if emotions are high, but you may benefit from help from friends and family. Legal advice may be needed to turn the agreement into a court order or parenting plan.

2. Mediation: mediation is a dispute resolution method to enable conversations between parents with the support of a mediator. Legal advice may be needed to turn the agreement into a court order or parenting plan.

3. Solicitor negotiation: solicitors can negotiate on your behalf with the separated partner or their representative solicitor through correspondence and/or meetings.

4. Collaborative law: a four-way meeting with both parents and their respective lawyers to resolve the issues.

5. Arbitration: an arbitrator is chosen by parties to act like a Judge and decide on issues. It is quicker and more confidential than the Court route.

6. Court Process: where a Judge will decide on the issues in dispute which is often the final route.

Resources

The guide also details the organisations who can provide support and information for separated parents, for children, victims of domestic violence and for parents with addiction.

Get in touch with a Family Solicitor in Manchester today

If you would like more information on how we can assist you in parenting through separation and which route may be the most appropriate for you in your circumstances, please contact Family Solicitor Ayesha Griffin on 0161 838 8186 or ayeshagriffin@kuits.com.

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