Top tips for separation – Tip 2: keep the children out of it

12th April 2016

A separation or breakdown of a marriage can be extremely upsetting and stressful, and is a difficult process for anyone to have to go through. There are many factors that must be considered and negotiated, such as child custody and financial agreements. The family law team at Ansons Solicitors have put together their top tips to help make your separation as painless as possible.

Keep the children out of it

If you have children then it is important that you do not get them involved in adult issues. Try not to make any derogatory comments about your partner in front of the children and definitely do not ask them to pick sides. Often, children will tell each parent what they think they want to hear, therefore what they communicate to you may not be accurate. If you no longer see eye-to-eye with your partner, but appreciate that they are still a good parent, then you will need to learn to put your personal differences aside for the benefit of your children.

All Ansons family solicitors are members of Resolution and trained collaborative lawyers. We are committed to achieving constructive solutions to family problems. If you are going through a separation, contact Susan Davies, head of Ansons family law team on 01543 267 190 or email