In our experience, when parents separate many children want to understand what is going on. They may start hearing new words such as "divorce" or "court". We have designed this mini 'legal guide for children' to try and help them to make sense of what is happening and to remind them that the adults around them want to help and support them as much as possible. The law recognises that children have a voice and they need to be heard. We hope that, through greater understanding, children will feel able to articulate how they are feeling and what they want to happen.