Many married couples who get in touch with our divorce solicitors in Epsom worry they will not be able to remain civil when getting divorced, which will have a negative impact on their children.
However, Lily Allen has just publicised her divorce from ex-husband Sam Cooper, telling fans that they continue to be on “friendly terms” with each other.
Indeed, divorces do not have to turn acrimonious as the Smile singer revealed when she announced her legal separation on Loose Women earlier this week.
She stated that as part of the divorce agreement, they share custody of their two daughters, with the children living at their parents’ houses on alternate weeks.
“We’re both really friendly, our kids go to school equidistant between our houses, so it works,” the 33-year-old said.
Allen’s new arrangement with her estranged spouse demonstrates that divorced parents can still remain amicable for the sake of their children, enabling both mothers and fathers to continue to share childcare and access to their kids.
However, this is something parents have to work at, after single parents’ charity Gingerbread recently revealed 35 per cent of children who live with either their mother or father do not have contact with the other, an article in the Guardian stated.
Allen and Cooper married in a picturesque country wedding in 2011 when she was pregnant with their first child, Ethel. They went on to have another daughter, Marnie, and set up home in the Cotswolds.
Despite this, the notorious party girl admitted to struggling to fit in the countryside setting, and told the public that they had been separated for two years before their divorce was finalised this week.