Divorce and separation can be particularly stressful where children are involved. There are important decisions to be made at a time when emotions are running high, and whilst you have your children’s best interests at heart it is often hard to know which way to turn.
Amidst the turmoil of what is already a very emotional and worrying time, children can raise a whole range of concerns:
- How will I manage / support my children financially? What am I entitled to?
- Do I have parental responsibility? What does it mean? What if I don’t?
- How will we reach an agreement about how we share our time with the children?
- How long will the divorce / separation process take?
- What issues should we have joint input on? i.e. education, healthcare.
Betteridges offer a free initial discussion, where we will respond to your concerns and advise you on the best options for moving forward and protecting the interests of you and your children. We’ll then guide you through the process, working closely with our trusted group of advisors, including mediators, counsellors and financial planning experts, to ensure you and your children receive all the necessary help and support.
It goes without saying that when a divorce is carefully managed by an experienced and empathetic lawyer who prioritises the welfare of any children involved, those children are likely to cope better with the changes a divorce or separation will ultimately bring.
With this in mind, as members of Resolution we encourage an out-of-court solution in terms of child custody whenever possible, and we can secure the best possible outcome for you and your children for the future.
As a member of Resolution and what this means for you is that we follow a Code of Practice that promotes a sensitive, caring, constructive method when approaching your case. It also means that we will work to try and ensure that your case will lead to an agreement that will benefit you and your children.