Explore our children & pets services

You can agree arrangements for your children and pets amicably without going through the court, unless there are safeguarding issues. Decide between yourselves or get specialist help from amicable.

How to tell your children about your separation or divorce:

Normally the first thing parents need to decide is how and when they tell their children about their separation. You can book a session with a Co-parenting Specialist who will help you to navigate this together. Alternatively, read our guide on this here.

Children services:

Co-parenting Advice Consultation

Our Co-parenting Advice Consultation is a one-hour session with a Co-parenting Specialist. Book your joint session here.

Parenting Negotiation Service

Our Parenting Negotiation Service is designed to help you discuss and agree on arrangements for your children post-separation.The service includes three expert-led sessions and a Parenting Plan to document your agreement. Purchase the service here.

Holiday Co-parenting Arrangements Consultation

Our Holiday Co-parenting Arrangements Consultation is a 90-minute session with an experienced Co-parenting Specialist. The consultation will help you to manage your holiday co-parenting arrangements. Explore the service here.

Parenting contract

Our Parenting Contract ensures your children arrangements are discussed and documented with the support a Co-parenting Specialists. Find more information about the service here.

Pet services

Separating with Pets Advice Consultation

Our Separating with Pets Advice Consultation is a 90-minute session with an experienced Separation Specialist. The consultation will help you to manage your 'co-petting' arrangements if you're separating and are sharing a pet. Learn more about the servie here.

Co-petting Agreement

Our Co-petting Agreement ensures arrangements around your pets are discussed and documented with the help of one of amicable’s experts. Purchase the service here.

Tools and resources

The Divorce Podcast


Parenting plan e-book


Are your coaching sessions similar to mediation?

Our coaching sessions are similar to mediation, as we are working with couples to help them reach an agreement over arrangements for their children, such as where they will live and how often they will see each parent. Couples can also cover more practical topics in their sessions, such as how to tell their children they're getting divorced and how to navigate holidays and special occasions. Our specialists are trained in helping couples navigate the legal and emotional journey of divorce and separation and parenting apart.

How do we agree on arrangements for our children?

You can reach an agreement informally yourselves, or with support from a professional such as amicable or mediation. Any arrangements you agree on can be documented in a Parenting Plan, through our Parenting Contract Service or co-parenting apps. You do not need to go to court to get your parenting arrangements made legally binding or decided for you, unless their are safeguarding issues such as abuse or one parent stopping the other from seeing the children.

How do we tell our children we're getting divorced?

Telling your child you're getting divorced will be daunting for most parents. We have a helpful blog with our tips to help you navigate telling your child about your separation which you can read here. We also offer coaching sessions where you can receive support, advice and tools from a specialist. Learn more about our coaching sessions here.

Does divorce impact children?

We’re bombarded with headlines about how bad divorce is for children. In reality, it’s ‘bad’ separations that can have a negative impact on children, due to two main culprits - parental absence and conflict . It’s not always possible to control these, however, if you can, then this will help your children to cope with your separation. Read more about this here.