When it comes to your children, only the best is good enough
When parents separate it can be a very difficult time for them both, their children and relatives. It is not always easy to reach an amicable agreement about where children will live and also how much time they will spend with the other party and their relatives.
We believe as family Solicitors that if at all possible, child care decisions should be made by the parents themselves and not by a Judge. We will always try to help and encourage parents or relatives to reach an agreement through negotiation or mediation before going through the Court process. Even if the matter is in the Court process, we will seek to try and reach an agreement wherever possible.
There are various types of Orders that the Court can make, each one tailored to a client’s specific needs.
How to start child contact agreements
We represent parents who want the child to live with them. We can assist in obtaining a Child Arrangement Order from the Court if at all possible by consent.
Additionally, we can also assist the non-resident parent or relative in having regular contact with the children.
It is our experience that unfortunately, parents are not always able to agree on issues relating to education, medical treatment, religious upbringing or even a child’s surname.
If the above applies to you and your family we can assist you in obtaining an Order from the Court if no agreement is possible.
This is one of the most controversial areas where a parent decides to relocate either within the United Kingdom or even outside of the United Kingdom.
This could drastically affect the amount of contact that the non-resident parent will have with the children. For this reason, it is a very difficult time for the parents.
We have experience in assisting and dealing with these complex matters. Where possible we will help parents to try and reach an agreement, otherwise, we will assist them within the Court process.
Sometimes there is a position within the family whereby a grandparent or other relative wishes to care for a child.
We can assist these parties in making an application to the Court for a Special Guardianship Order. This gives that party parental responsibility and enables them to make decisions concerning a child’s welfare.
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Helping remove uncertainty
A Parenting Agreement can provide a mutually agreed plan which removes uncertainty and sets expectations for both parents. One of our Family Law Solicitors will facilitate you in completing this document and act as a third party witness. It is important to remember that the success of the plan is dependent on both parents respecting what has been jointly decided.