The impact of a parental split have the potential to cause considerable distress for any children involved.

The impact of a parental split on children can be profound and multifaceted, influencing their emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Initially, children may experience a range of intense emotions, including confusion, sadness, anger, and anxiety. The stability of their home environment is disrupted, which can lead to feelings of insecurity and fear about the future. These emotional responses are often compounded by changes in their daily routines and living arrangements.

Wherever possible, all arrangements for children should not only meets their needs but also provide both parents with the means to adjust to their new situation, without undue disturbance. If you and your ex partner are unable to reach an agreement and if the courts have to become involved we can offer a fixed fee package of £125 + VAT to assist you in completing the initial application to the court. But if it is your first consultation with us, we can offer a discount of 20% on this first appointment. This appointment would last for 30 minutes. We can also provide advice and assistance. This could include providing advice on your prospects of success, assisting you in drafting a statement etc.

The impact of a parent split on children are many, which is why their welfare comes first

Academically, children might face challenges as their focus and performance in school can suffer due to the stress and distraction caused by the split. Behaviourally, some children may exhibit regressive behaviours, such as bed-wetting or tantrums, while others might act out, displaying aggression or withdrawal. Socially, they may struggle with forming and maintaining relationships, as trust issues and fears of abandonment can develop.

Long-term effects can vary. Some children adapt and develop resilience, learning valuable coping skills. However, others might experience lasting emotional scars, such as difficulties in their own future relationships and a higher susceptibility to mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Parental support, open communication, and professional counselling can significantly mitigate these adverse effects, helping children navigate the challenges of a parental split more effectively.

Bryan & Armstrong can support you with all aspects of family law, from divorce, domestic abuse, legal aid, unmarried couple disputes, arrangements for children and starting a new relationship

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