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New guide launched to help kids and their parents through divorce
25 Nov 2021

Breaking up is hard to do, and for divorces where children are involved it can be even harder.

Naturally, every parent wants to put their children’s interests front and centre during a divorce but getting the right help and advice on how to do that isn’t always readily available.

That’s why this week – which is Good Divorce Week (29 November – 3 December) – the national family justice organisation, Resolution, has launched a free Parenting Through Separation Guide.

The free guide is available to any parent seeking help during their separation and it contains lots of practical advice such as how to co-parent with a former partner, common disputes that arise between separating parents, and how to talk to children about the painful topic of divorce or separation.

Kate Rowley, a solicitor in FBC Manby Bowdler’s Family Law, Divorce and Children team hopes the guide will provide the information couples need about how to separate amicably for their children.

She said: “We know that the pandemic has put huge pressure on families and even more so on those who are separating. Every parent wants to put their children’s interests at the forefront of their divorce, but all too often they don’t know where to turn for help and aren’t given the support they need in order to do this.

“It’s important parents have access to good, authoritative and professional advice that helps them to parent responsibly through their separation. We will be sharing the Parenting Through Separation Guide with the couples we are working with, to help them find a better way forward for them, and for their children.

“We’d encourage anyone to have a read through if they are going through a divorce at the moment, or to share it with someone who is.”

Juliet Harvey, national chair of Resolution, said: “I’m really pleased to have FBC Manby Bowdler’s support during Good Divorce Week. Resolution members like them do really important work in their community to help families separate in a constructive and amicable way.

“The more families who know about and use the free Parenting Through Separation Guide, the better equipped they will be to navigate the challenges divorce and separation brings, particularly when it comes to putting children first.”

Download your copy of the Parenting Through Separation Guide and for further advice on divorce and separation, please contact Kate Rowley on  01952 211323 or email

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