Parents who have separated can, understandably, often find it very difficult to come to an agreement about the care arrangements for their children. So what happens if they simply cannot agree? Do they have to end up in an acrimonious court battle?
The breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership can often bring with it some nasty surprises. This applies equally to your finances as it does to other aspects of your relationship.
If you and your spouse are considering separating, you will no doubt be thinking about your future finances. This can cause a lot of anxiety particularly if you have been financially dependent on your partner over the course of your marriage and you may be concerned about how you will support yourself going forward.
Over time families change and evolve. One example of this is when a parent forms a new relationship after separating from their child’s other parent. This results in different types of family structures which are referred to as blended families.