In most separation or divorce cases, the largest disagreement and confrontations occur when it comes down to your children. Disputes regarding children can be extremely distressing for all concerned. These types of cases require sensitive handling and we strive to work with parents to reach suitable arrangements for your family.
We have extensive experience in dealing with disagreements which concern children. We will always work closely with our clients in an attempt to achieve a resolution by agreement with the help of mediation or the use of collaborative law.
Family breakdowns have a huge impact on the lives of children. Both parents want what is best for their child, they often believe that it is with the child living with themselves and this is how the dispute occurs.
Our approach to children law advice
Our children legal advice services cover every issue involving a child or children, and our solicitors approach each case with great sensitivity and discretion.
If we are unable to resolve issues in this way, the court can be asked to assist in one of the following ways :-
- Child Arrangements Orders – where a child is to live and who they are to have contact with, including grandparents.
- Prohibited Steps Order – this stops someone doing something in relation to a child, such as removing a child from the court’s jurisdiction without agreement or permission.
- Specific Issues Order – this allows the court to determine a disagreement on a specific point, for example such as taking a child abroad on holiday, or to live elsewhere in the UK or overseas or schooling.
- Parental Responsibility Order – who has the right to make decision regarding your child.
The welfare of a child is the court’s paramount consideration. In reaching a decision the court will take into account a number of factors as detailed in The Children Act 1989.
With their skill, experience and dedication, our family matters solicitors will be able to ensure the best outcome for your family, in particular, your children.