Parallel parenting

As family lawyers, we often use the term co-parenting but what about those high conflict cases when this is just not possible?

This is where parallel parenting comes in.

Writing for Today's Family Lawyer, Head of Family Law Grainne Fahy commented:

"Sometimes, the parents, try as they might, simply cannot communicate effectively. They may have tried mediation, co-parenting therapy, parenting courses and so on but the communication is still challenging. Engaging in an agreement to parent in parallel will give the parents space to continue with their parental duties and rights but with an agreement to limit contact and interaction with one another..."

Click here to read the article in full on the Today's Family Lawyer website.

Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to clients of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.