When parents separate they have to think carefully about the arrangements they make for their children. It is best for both you and the children if you can reach agreement between yourselves about where the children will live and the amount of time they will spend with each parent.
The law recognises that parents are best placed to make these arrangements and the court will only interfere and make any orders as a last resort.
Married couples have equal parental rights and parental responsibilities in respect of their children. These rights and responsibilities are defined by law.