If your parents are splitting up, you might want to know how the laws work with regard to separation and divorce. This section tells you:

  • The difference between separation and divorce.
  • What happens when parents who aren't married separate.
  • What kinds of decisions parents have to make when they are splitting up.
  • About two processes your parents may use to resolve their conflicts over these decisions—mediation and court.
  • What the terms "custody and parenting time or visitation" mean.

There is also a glossary of keywords.