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Your children

Children support during divorce

Divorce and children: What support can I get to help my children during divorce?

If you are a parent going through a separation or considering divorce, you are likely to be worried about the effects of divorce on children. This section aims to help prepare you to deal with some of the sensitive challenges ahead relating to divorce and children, including issues involving arrangements for your children (sometimes referred to as "custody").

You’ll find advice on your legal rights and practical suggestions to help you and your children manage during the short and long term in what can be a very traumatic time for all the family.

We have also reviewed other sites that may be of benefit to you and compiled a list of useful divorce resources.

There are a number of frequently asked questions (FAQs) in this section of Mills & Reeve’s dedicated family law website which include:

MaximizeWhat should I do first if I have issues regarding my children and divorce?

MaximizeWill I have to go to court to make "custody" or "access" arrangements for my children?

MaximizeHow do issues relating to the children affect other family members during divorce?

MaximizeWhere else can I get help with issues regarding divorce and children?

MaximizeWhat should I do next if I have concerns about issues regarding divorce with children?

Expert legal advice

Call one of our lawyers:

0344 880 2966

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Or use the local links below to find and choose one of our expert divorce lawyers in your local area.

How to communicate effectively

To help you to communicate effectively with your former partner when resolving disputes, we have partnered with iMA Strategies to identify which communication and engagement style you have. 

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