To the Petitioner
You must complete this form if you or the respondent have any children
Please complete Parts I, II and III.
Before you issue a petition for divorce try to reach agreement with your husband/wife over the proposals for the children’s future. There is space for him/her to sign at the end of this form if agreement is reached.
If your husband/wife does not agree with the proposals he/she will have the opportunity at a later stage to state why he/she does not agree and will be able to make his/her own proposals.
You should take or send the completed form, signed by you (and, if agreement is reached, by your husband/wife) together with a copy to the court when you issue your petition
If you wish to apply for any f the orders which may be available to you under Part II or III of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 you are advised to see a solicitor.
The court will only make an order if it considers that an order will be better for the child(ren) than no order.
You should obtain legal advice from a solicitor or, alternatively, from an advice agency. Addresses of solicitors and advice agencies can be obtained from the Yellow Pages.