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…

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…

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…

Making The Most Of Your Contact Time

When you have separated from your child's other parent, it is not possible to be able to spend 100% of your time with the child.  Even if you have shared or majority residency of your child, you will still have less time with your children than when you were still living with your ex in…

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…

What Is A MIAM?

If you are thinking about going to court, you may need to attend a MIAM.  If you want to know more about what a MIAM is then read on as this article has all the information you need. What Does MIAM stand for? MIAM is short for Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting.  It is usually…