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Kids Guide to Separation & Divorce

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Jeremy: Parents who are getting a divorce always have to go to court, even if they agree on everything.

The court puts everything in writing, making it “official.” Then your parents are clear about what they need to do.

Most kids don’t have to go to court.

But someone working for the court might talk to you to find out how you see things. This can help the court decide what is best for you. Going to court can take a long time. The courts are very busy, and it may be a long time before your parents can see the judgeA person who knows a lot about the law, makes decisions for people, and is in charge of a court.