Divorce is a difficult time that we are sure you will never want to experience. But, if the time comes, it is undoubtedly going to cause an emotional strain on you, your partner, and your children. Children are an extra dimension to a divorce and partners can often find it difficult to agree on a plan that supports their welfare as well as their own.
This often leads to many tricky decisions that might have to be made, which is why you could feel more comfortable with legal assistance from our divorce mediation in St Helens service during this time. This blog from St Helens Law highlights some important considerations you might have to make regarding children during the divorce process.
Whose home is the most convenient for the child’s social life and education?
During the divorce process, it is important to consider any children involved just as much as considering your own gain from the agreement. Whether they are old enough to understand what is going on or not, you should look to keep life as “normal” as possible for them, with minimal change. During this hard time, children need stability, and their friendship groups and usual school is a great way of distracting them from the changes in their home life.
With this in mind, you should consider whose home is closest to their school and their friends, so your child can continue to live their life with minimal effect from the divorce. After all, their welfare is just as important as yours.
Which parent has the most time to look after the child?
Prior to divorce, we are under the assumption that both parents found a way of keeping constant care of their children. Whether this be around work commitments or other social aspects throughout the week. However, now that you are both looking to go your separate ways, this means that you will likely have to make changes to your lifestyle, especially when in custody of your child/children.
If you have to work awkward or long hours, then this may mean that it is best logistically for your partner to look after the children during the time you are working. Again, this could pose multiple issues about what kind of arrangements works best for the children, and that of both parties.
If you feel like the process is becoming too long and drawn out, then the experienced divorce lawyers in St Helens from St Helens Law can help. We have many years of experience and a thorough understanding of this field, which is why so many people have put their trust in us to make their divorce an agreement that suits everyone involved.
Divorce with children involved can be tricky enough before money is even discussed. Of course, it is in everyone’s best interests that the child/children have a roof over their head and are financially supported in a way that protects their welfare. The parent that is not the primary carer of the child will still have to pay child maintenance fees. This can often prove to be complicated to understand, especially during this stressful time, which is why the experts from St Helens Law can be of assistance.
We can help dissect all of these outcomes with you, so you can feel at ease about how you can best financially support your children post-divorce. Our experienced family solicitors in St Helens are here to help, whenever you may need it.
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Here at St Helens Law, we understand that divorce is a distressing time for all involved. This is why we always offer our expert services to anyone who feels they may need it. You can request a 30 minute FREE consultation with one of our experts by filling out our online form. You can also contact us by calling us on 01744 742360 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.