We’re often asked what are ‘normal’ arrangements for children when a couple separate. In short there isn’t a simple answer that applies to all. Every family is different, and any arrangements for children will be specific to that family.
It doesn’t have to end up in court though! Here Nicola Gibbs, family solicitor at Quanticks explains various routes to avoiding a fight in court.
Things to consider
It’s understandable that as parents you want to see as much of your children as possible after a split. The child’s welfare is however paramount. The courts often refer to the child’s ‘best interests’ and this would be at the heart of any decision made by a judge (if court proceedings became necessary). So, this view point needs to be considered from the outset of any discussions.
Divorce can be a terribly difficult time for a couple/their children. Here, family solicitor Nicola Gibbs gives a simple overview of the legal process of a divorce.
Pre-nup – why would you want one? Not worth the paper they’re written on! Nicola Gibbs (family solicitor and director at Quanticks) explains what they’re all about, and why they now hold more sway in the event of separation.