This article caught my eye in The Student newspaper today: there's a huge amount of literature available to parents and professionals alike about the impact on children of their parents' divorce. Indeed, the divorce and children statutes enshrine the importance of focussing on if not prioritising the interests of the children. But only up to the age of 18 or completion of full-time education at A level stage. After that, theya re on their own. The court has no powers to make orders for them and if they are away at university or in paid employment, the court generally won't factor into any financial settlement their monetary or housing needs. The perceived wisdom has often been that divorce is best left until the children are adults, and that by that stage, they won't really be affected by parental separation. Emilia Hamilton's article highlights the lack of research of the impact on young adults and the huge impact in can have while they are starting university or careers of their own.