What is important is that parents look at the needs of those children, which would include their ages, their wishes and how they can best deal with what is an extremely stressful time not only for the parents, but for them as children.
One of the more important considerations is that the child should, as far as practicable, be isolated from the relationship breakdown and that parents should try to resist the opportunity of discussing any of the “adult issues” with them.
If the court is asked to settle any issues in relation to a child, it will determine the matter on the understanding that the children’s interests are paramount.
At BHP Law, you will be able to speak to family lawyers who have dealt with similar matters sensitively and appropriately over a number of years. It will always be the intention of advisors to try and assist parents to come to an amicable agreement and only, as a last resort recommend or suggest the issue of court proceedings.
We pride ourselves in being able to offer mediation and/or collaborative law, a non-confrontational way of trying to deal with issues regarding children and what is in their best interests.