In this master thesis, aspects of separation and divorce are discussed alongside the support measure divorce counseling. The focus is on the 2013 legally consolidated parent counseling according to § 95, which defines that parents of underage children, whose divorce is settled upon by mutual consent, be obliged to take a one-time divorce counseling service. In order to get a comprehensive perspective on the subject, basic foundations related to partnership and family are elaborated for the time being. Thereby, the plurality of relationships and family forms is demonstrated; the relevance of the parent-child attachment is also emphasized. Subsequently, divorce statistics, reasons, types and phases are treated subjects within. Fur-thermore, the chapters, which indicate the experience of separation, instrumental behavior of parents, in addition to the possible opportunities which are particularly essential, as they are closely related with the intervention of consultation. Concerning this matter, the definition of counseling, delimitation of therapy, counseling methods, and different concepts are elaborat-ed. Further discussed are the legal embedding of the divorce counseling according to § 95, the entirety of its concept, and performing institutions and individuals in Graz. In the empirical part of the research, design and the results of the conducted interviews relating to concept, effect, and positions on parent counseling according to § 95 are explained. The results show that it is an overwhelmingly well accepted service with central contents for parents, who are affected by divorce. On one hand, they receive support for themselves in the course of a professional counseling session, while simultaneously accentuating the needs of children ex-plicitly. Besides the positive feedback from the parents, room for improvement is given.