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Children

We are committed to helping you try to resolve issues relating to your children's wellbeing. For example, divorce and separation affects children differently to adults. Children can have feelings of bewilderment, loneliness, anxiety, sadness and anger. Indeed, many children will think that they may have done something to cause the difficulties they are witnessing.

Children may be unsure whether the separation is temporary or permanent, which can add to their confusion. Some children, particularly younger ones, may also hold on unrealistically to the possibility of you getting back together, even after long periods of separation.

They often try to protect their parents by not expressing these feelings or by saying different things to each parent, depending on what they think that parent might want to hear, so it is not uncommon for parents to underestimate what their children are going through during a divorce.

We will help to advise who the children should live with, and the level of contact that they should have with the other parent. This tends to vary depending upon the ages of the children and where each of the parents live. We will also help with mediation if this is required. Sometimes an application to the court may be necessary. If so, we will help you in relation to the court process to secure the most appropriate result. Court applications can also be made for children not to be removed from the country or to deal with specific issues such as schooling.

We also have experience in dealing with applications for parental orders arising from international surrogacy agreements.

Whatever your individual circumstances, we will be empathetic, supportive, non-judgmental and will be there for you and your children.

When it comes to talking about children, we are good listeners, so let's talk.