If there are children from a failing marriage or partnership, the non-resident parent can feel alienated. Parents should make plans and agree how contact should work and how you act with the children.
It is important to show the child that both of you love and care for them. Whatever you may feel towards each other, the child needs to know he/she can rely on both parents. If you can’t agree on this between you and to avoid the expense and stress of going to court, you could consider a Child Contact Agreement. Kidwells will draw up a legal document the content of which both parents agree on giving peace of mind and a plan for everyone to follow.
Whilst this isn’t a legally binding document, if one parent defaults on the agreed arrangements the document may go towards a court case if necessary.
Divorce and separation are both stressful and life-changing events for parents and their children. The changes in child living arrangements as a result of divorce and separation can be hard to adjust to. The non-resident parent may find this difficult to deal with so the agreement relies on both parents’ input.