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We help 50,000 people a year through divorce
Throughout the western world based on research it''s generally agreed that it is the best interests of children not to disrupt their sense of security and existing bonds more than necessary unless the child isn''t surviving satisfactorily
That means the biggest obstacle to 50:50 shared parenting after parents separate is working practices and the absence of shared parenting 50:50 before separation. Countries where there is more equal sharing of work/child care before separation have more a more equal sharing of work/child care after separation e.g. Sweden.
In the UK 90-95% of men with dependent children are in full-time inflexible jobs and fathers work longer hours than any other group of men whereas around 70% of women with dependent children don''t work, or work in lower paid part-time jobs to fit around commitments to children.
That should not be a total barrier to 50/50 shared care. Those parents who can share care 50/50 without detriment to their children should be legally allowed to do so. For those parents who would find this arrangement impractible or impossible, other arrangements more suitable to their circumstances would have to be put in place.
When parents share the care there would be a choice for mothers who don''t work or can only manage part time work. For those mother who have perhaps had to put their careers on hold, there would be a chance to get back into the workforce and to increase their standard of living.
We provide the UK's lowest cost no-fault divorce service, managed by a well respected firm of solicitors.
Online mediation is a convenient and inexpensive way to agree on a fair financial settlement.
This legally binding agreement defines how assets (e.g. properties and pensions) are to be divided.
Support for people who have to go to court to get a fair divorce financial settlement without a solicitor.