Entering into a civil partnership and or bringing a child into the world are important decisions and a dream come true for many people. Unable to conceive in the traditional way, same-sex couples can pair up with another LBGTQ couple, or a single person in order to have a baby. Single men and single woman are also choosing more and more to co-parent.
Becoming a parent in this way means that whilst there is an element of not knowing what to expect til your baby arrives - being a first-time parent, there is no emotive history or conflict that can often make it difficult to plan how you will co-parent in the future.
Parties may benefit from Mediation to help them discuss their future intentions when their baby arrives and put together a Parenting Plan. During the process parties will also be given information which can be helpful to enable them to explore different options and know what their legal rights are.
Family breakdown of course, affects everyone in the same way when divorce and separation matters have to be resolved and child arrangements made.
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