"helping parents to maintain contact with children post relationship breakdown"You have to be persistent to establish & maintain healthy contact and communication. We can help.

Who we are...

The Team
We are a cordinated by a committee of five volunteers who all have experienced the difficulties of sharing parenting and are dedicated to helping others work through difficult situations. None of the team recieve any payment for the work they do and we rely completely on small donations to keep the website and telephone operating. The Greater Whitewell Community Centre also allows us to use their space for free, to hold our monthly meetings. Without them we would not exist.

What we offer...

Shared Parenting NI is a support organisation in Northern Ireland for parents (predominantly, but not exclusively, fathers) who are seeking to maintain a relationship with their children following divorce or separation. We offer emotional and practical support through monthly meetings where you can meet with other parents and receive advice from more experienced members. All of us have experienced, in one way or another, what you are now going through and can help you through this. You can also contact us at any time through the methods on our contact page and we will endeavour to respond to any queries or requests for help within 24 hours.

We also offer advice on your legal options if you need to go to court to secure a relationship with your children. We can advise you on what orders to apply for, how to apply for them and likely outcomes. For those entitled to legal aid or who wish to pay for legal representation, we can advise on instructing appropriate legal representatives.
For those who wish to represent themselves, we can advise on how best to do this and can often offer the assistance of a McKenzie Friend- a lay legal advisor who can attend court with you and support you through the process.