The most important decisions parents have to make after they separate is arranging for the care of their children. 

A family law lawyer can help you work out parenting arrangements which should include issues such as who will be responsible for making important decisions with respect to the children and where the primary residence of the children should be or whether the children should be residing on an equal basis with their respective parents. 

It is vital that proper legal advice be provided to individuals with respect to the important factors that the courts take into consideration when they must determine the custody of children. 

Children's views and preferences are in important factor depending on the age of the children and the history of the parenting responsibilities that the parties had during the marriage is also an important factor in determining the custody issues in any particular case.