If you can, try to sit down together and discuss how each of you envisage what will happen to your children after you separate. Who will they live with? How often will the other parent see them? Although these are tough conversations, especially at the beginning of the divorce process, you should hopefully come to an agreement that is in the best interests of the children.
If you cannot manage to come to an agreement between yourselves, then you could try mediation (an independent third party aiding discussions) or collaborative law (where you and your spouse meet and discuss the issues with both of your solicitors present). It may also be worth trying some kind of counselling, either together or separately, to talk through your issues about the children and the relationship breakdown in general.
If you still cannot reach an agreement, specialist solicitors such as Austin Kemp can advise you on how to take your case to court. Court should always be a last resort but it is sometimes necessary if no agreement can be reached.
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