After a divorce or separation, it can be difficult to come to an agreement about child arrangements. If you and your ex-partner are struggling to reach a consensus, we can help you move forward. We can help you determine what is in the best interests of your child and negotiate with your ex-partner on your behalf.
While the process of divorce or separation can be emotionally fraught, we will do all we can to make it less stressful.
We can advise on a wide range of child related issues, including Child abduction or relocation, Surrogacy and Adoption.
Legal Aid may be available and Eligibility depends on your circumstances and on your income and capital.
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When separating, parents in the England & Wales have a range of child arrangements to choose from that best suit their family. It is important for them to get legal advice from a solicitor to ensure that their child's or children's best interests are taken into account. This will involve examining factors such as age, wishes and needs of the child or children if they are old enough to express one, as well as their future prospects. With the help of a solicitor, parents can understand the options available to them and come to an agreement with their ex-partner that meets the needs of everyone involved.
A child arrangements order is a court order issued by the Family Court in the England & Wales which sets out specific arrangements for who will have responsibility for a child’s care and with whom they should live. The order also sets out when each parent can spend time with the child, as well as other provisions regarding the child’s care such as education and medical decisions. A Child Arrangements Order replaces the formerly known ‘Residence Order’ and ‘Contact Order’.