When a relationship breaks down, typically the parties’ main concern will be the arrangements for their children. Questions such as “How will the Court decide who the children will live with?” and “What are the children and I entitled to financially?” commonly arise.

It is important to note that the same issues and potential areas for dispute arise whether parents are married or unmarried. Parents are encouraged to mediate in order to resolve issues and court action should only be considered if no agreement can be reached.