If you and your former partner have children together, you will have a relationship for the rest of your lives. How you handle this relationship will have a major impact on the lives of your children. Although it may seem obvious, it is important not to underestimate the harm that can be done to a child who sees the two people he or she loves most unable to talk to each other, even after they have separated.
Determining who a child should live with, and how much time the child should spend with the other parent, is a very complicated matter. Many things come into such a consideration, but the most important is always the best interests of the child.
If parents are able to agree between themselves on where a child will live, and how much time they will spend with the other parent, it is, in our opinion, almost always better than if a Court decides.
If an agreement cannot be reached, Boylan Lawyers will assist you in negotiating an outcome, or, if necessary, guide you through Court proceedings. Such proceedings are always focussed on the best interests of the child, not on any right the parents may think they have.