A question we are frequently asked is “how do I help my children handle our separation?” There is no singular answer to this. Every child is different, every household is different, and every parent is different; there are a lot of variables to consider.
Are grandparents entitled to spend time with their grandchildren?
Grandparents often play an important role in their grandchildren’s lives. In the majority of cases, time with the grandchildren is arranged directly with the parents without any problems. Sometimes, though, grandparents are either not allowed to spend time with the children or their time is restricted by the parents. These grandparents will come to us asking whether they can seek a court order allowing them time with their grandchildren.
Children’s Top 10 rules for parents to follow
Here are what we consider to be the Top 10 “rules” children wish their parents would follow upon deciding to separate: [Read more…]
Who will the children live with?
This is probably the most pressing question you will have once the decision to separate has been made. There are no hard and fast rules on this and what works for one family may not work for another. Your unique circumstances must be considered in determining the appropriate parenting schedule for your children. Research has shown that having a consistent, predictable schedule is important for the children to successfully transition to their new family dynamic. [Read more…]