In a separation involving children, parents must decide what arrangements should be put in place for any children of the relationship. They must decide where the child should live and how much time they should spend with either parent. Many people are able to come to a mutual decision on this and decide jointly what they believe is in the best interests of their child. There are, however, occasions where the parents cannot agree on the arrangements and the Court has to become involved. The paramount consideration for the Sheriff in these cases is what is in the child’s best interests.