Separated fathers can face a difficult and confusing situation if the mother of their child/children dies.
Firstly, your child or children have lost their mother which is a traumatic time for any child.
Secondly, even if you are long separated and no matter how you got on with your ex-partner, you are still coping with bereavement yourself.
Thirdly, you now have to look at the future of your relationship with your child/children, with the primary emphasis on their care and wellbeing, which may involve custody proceedings.
There are 5 main things to consider if you want to secure custody :
Taking time now to consider the future may save a lot of trouble further down the line – even if it involves what could be a difficult discussion with your ex. It is vital to put your children’s needs first but also to be realistic about what you can manage. Seek expert advice if you are not sure how to proceed
If you need advice or support on any of the issues raised above, please call Alan Finnerty on 01 637 6200. Or you can email him at email@example.com
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