Parents will want to minimise the upset to their children of their separation. This can be challenging when they too are going through emotional upheaval and grief.

Studies show that it is CONFLICT between parents after separation which causes children most anxiety. Thankfully there are now many child experts who can help and guide parents on what is best to do for their children. Parents can attend individually or jointly to try to develop a shared parenting plan for the future. The law supports both parents having a deep and meaningful relationship with their children and this is the right of the child.

An experienced family law solicitor will support their clients to be their best selves when parenting post separation and help them develop a respectful relationship with the other parent.

Further information can be obtained from Barnardos and also from the UK Family lawyers association website which has some Top Tips to keep kids best interests first during divorce.