What is the legal process when my parents separate?
Initially, your parents may try to resolve the issues between themselves. If it doesn’t work out, then must then attend a parenting through separation course. After which, a mediation run by a family dispute resolution service may be held to agree on your custody. If none of the above steps has worked, then eventually the case is taken to the Family Court.
This is a long process and can take a number of years, depending on when your parents choose to settle the case.