n Mental Health Matters - Parenting plans : what they are and why they're helpful

Volume 3, Issue 2
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One just need to google "divorce statistics" to get an idea of the wide spread occurrence of separation and divorce. The 2012/2013 annual report of the department of Justice reported there was a 28% increase in new divorce matters. Hence, it seems as though everyone knows someone who has gone through a divorce or separation in which children are involved. The potentially devastating and far reaching consequences of this phenomena are also well documented: be they economic and or emotional/mental. Parties who wish to separate/divorce are faced with numerous and often overwhelming decisions, these decisions become even more complicated when there are children to consider.

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