Yesterday ‘Divorce Negotiator’ provided examples of what the court would consider when children are involved in the divorce proceedings. If one party is not the biological parent of the children involved then the courts will look at the relationship built with the children as well as family life, examples of what the courts will consider are below:
- Whether either party assumed any responsibility for the children’s maintenance, and if so, to what extent and what length of time.
- Whether either party assumed any responsibility knowing they were not the biological parent.
- Whether either party discharged any responsibility after becoming aware they were not the biological parent having believed they were.
- Other parties outside of the marriage that are liable/responsible for the children.
When children are involved in divorce it will be difficult, at ‘Divorce Negotiator’ we will provide all the options to help you decide the best way forward. We will be honest and provide factual legal advice regarding your rights allowing you to make informed decisions to work towards an amicable settlement and relationship following divorce.