“He’s not seeing the children again”
“She is stopping me seeing my children because I have a new partner”
“No money, you are not seeing the children”.
“She/he is using the children as a weapon to try and punish me for ending the relationship”
These are but a fraction of the reasons repeated by parents who are angry and upset following the breakdown of a relationship. Relationship breakdown is often difficult and emotions are raw and can impact on the children.
Under the Children Act of 1989 it is a child’s fundamental right to spend time with each parent unless there are very good reasons why this should not happen. After parents separate, promoting contact with both parents can help children adjust to the separation and feel more happy and content, knowing they are able to spend time with each.
We at Wrigley Claydon understand the difficulties raised by our clients and are here to help if you need help or guidance through this difficult time. If you would like to discuss your situation with us, please feel free to contact one of our family team and speak to either Terri Pickup or Rhona Royle.