Looking after children if you divorce or separate
If you divorce or separate in the United Kingdom and you have children, there are measures that you must take in order to determine how the children will be looked after. You and your co-parent may make this decision on your own, or you may find that you need assistance. If you cannot decide on your own, mediation is often the first step you will take towards getting help to make these decisions. While many parents are able to make their decisions with the help of a mediator, you may finally find yourself in court if you were not able to come to a conclusion via mediation.
This link provides you with information on what you and your co-parent need to know about making decisions regarding how you will look after your children after divorce or separation.