Are You Or Your Children At Risk Of Abuse From Your Ex?

Whenever a relationship ends, there are bound to be hurt feelings and a lot of tension between the parties but sometimes, a relationship breaks down due to some form of abuse.  If you have been in an abusive relationship and are separating from your partner, you must make sure that you take the necessary steps…

Being Denied Access

Unfortunately, during a relationship break up, it is common for one parent to deny the other parent access to see the other child.  This affects not only the non resident parent, but it also affects the child who may already be struggling to accept the changes that are occuring within their family structure.  If you…

Ending A Relationship

The end of a relationship can bring about a range of emotions.  If you have been unhappy for some time, then it may be a time of relief but if you were not the one to end things, you may be wondering what went wrong and where to go from here.  If you have children…

Handling Arguments Around Your Children

If you have split from your partner, it's quite normal that you will have bad feelings towards him or her.  Getting along won't be easy, but when you have a child together, you've not really got a choice.  Either you try to communicate effectively or you find that problems develop and that's how you end…

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Compete With Your Ex

Making the transition from seeing your child daily when you were in a relationship with the other parent to only seeing your child a few days a week or month is difficult.  You may feel that your child might not remember you if they spend a lot of time apart from you or you may…

How To Be Civil With Your Ex

Ending a relationship, especially when it has been a long one can be a difficult process for most people.  Even if you are the one to end the relationship there are often very mixed emotions and this can lead to you feeling hurt or resentment towards your ex.  It can be tempting to try to…

Keeping Families Together

We encourage those who come to us to keep their families together even after a breakup.  Dealing with the breakdown of a relationship, no matter how long the relationship lasted for, can be a difficult process for adults.  Even though it is the adults who have made the decision to separate, it is never easy…

Lies And False Allegations In A Breakup

Going through a separation can be a messy and ugly process.  Not only are there negative feelings between the parties, but it can also cause one or both people to fling mud at the other person and go as far as to make false allegations about the other parent.  This can be the result of…

Making Decisions Together

Even if you have split up with the child's other parent, you will always be your child's parent, just as much as the other parent is.  This means that you both have a responsibility towards your child.  This involves bringing up the child to be a happy and well rounded member of society and making…

Preparing Your Home For Contact

Whether you've only just split up with the other parent or if you have been separated for a while, if contact is being set up between you and your child, it is vital that you get your home prepared to welcome another household member. Why Prepare Ahead? If you leave it until the last minute,…

Rights of the Father of an Unborn Child

We're sometimes asked what rights a man has if the child has not yet been born.  The simple answer to this is that there are no rights for the father of an unborn child.  Until the baby's birth is registered, the father cannot apply to court for an order and he does not have any…

Tips For Amicable Communication

If you want to keep your life out of court, to have happy children who feel secure and a stress free life, then you must learn the art of amicable communication with your ex.  It's not easy, but when you're doing this for your children's sake, it is the most sensible options.  Whilst we don't…