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3rd edition Spring 2023
“101 Questions Answered about Separating with Children is a book that has expertise, compassion and empathy all in one place”

Victoria MacDonald, Health & Social Affairs Editor, Channel4 News.

Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew McFarlane,

President of the Family Division

About The Book

Every parent struggles at some point; we all know there is no parenting rule-book and when parents separate it gets much harder. ‘101 Questions Answered About Separating With Children’ is full of answers to questions we have received over the last 10 years. It answers, in plain English, the questions we get asked most often and range from the immediate and practical, such as ‘Can I change the locks?’, through to the strictly legal. It has extensive chapters on parental alienation, domestic abuse and the court process. For Litigants in Person there is valuable guidance on creating and preparing a bundle.

The questions are answered by a wide range of experienced professionals including family lawyers, mediators, psychologists, GP’s, Judges and Headteachers. The book also contains tips and reflections from parents and children and support and guidance on COVID and the family courts. Alongside the legal help the book has insights on how to handle the psychological impact of separation, what it means for the children involved and where parents can turn to for further help.

The book will help parents understand the issues so that they can make better informed decisions and make the most of any time (and money) spent on legal advice. More importantly, it gives them guidance and reassurance on often difficult and urgent issues leaving them more time to concentrate on pulling through what is a stressful, bruising period in their, and their children’s lives.

This 2nd edition has been fully updated and includes coverage of the many issues that have arisen out of the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is a must read for Separating parents with children. Having spent thousands on solicitors and at Court, I wish I’d had this as a reference book sooner. If you’re just starting on the separation journey, you could read this cover to cover, but if you’re in the middle of it, it provides a valuable reference to dip in and out of (and to give you a pep talk, and some perspective ie. keeping the children’s welfare front of mind.) Thoroughly worth the £20 for yourself and your children – or buy it for a friend in need (I’m buying a second copy for a friend as we speak). It might sound odd, but maybe even consider buying it for your ex-partner – might be the best £20 you ever spent.” Amazon Review, September 2021.

Who Would Find It Useful?

  • Separating parents
  • Friends of those who are separating
  • Family and relationship counsellors
  • Family members supporting relatives through separation, such as grandparents
  • Family support organisations
  • Family lawyers and mediators as a reference to help your clients
  • GP’s and teachers

About The Editors

Bob Greig and Rebecca Giraud are the Directors of OnlyMums & OnlyDads respectively. They have over ten years experience of providing front line support for separating parents on a non-profit basis. They regularly talk about issues surrounding divorce and separation on national media.

Dr Angharad Rudkin is a Child Clinical Psychologist at the University of Southampton.

Pricing & Format

  • From £15
  • 2nd edition published November 2020
  • Paperback & digital 370 pages approx
  • ISBN 978-1-9164315-1-5

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