Following a divorce or separation deciding on child custody and where your children will live can often be a difficult and problematical issue, as an agreement needs to be in place regarding who will have contact with your children and how often.
This can be a stressful and acrimonious time , but it is always best for parents to try to come to an amicable agreement outside of court.
Our family law solicitors will make every effort to help you find an amicable solution. We can help with negotiations between each party through mediation. If an agreement cannot be reached then we can prepare an application to the court to aim to obtain an order known as a Child Arrangement Order, that will specify where the children will live, who will have contact with the children and how often. The court will take into consideration what is best for the children, not what is best for either parent.
Our lawyers can also help you challenge a Child Arrangement Order. Whether you are seeking to gain contact with your children, wishing to prevent an abusive ex-partner from having contact or your ex-partner is making it difficult for you to have contact with your children, we can advise you on the best course of action.
We can also help with other contact issues that may arise after a Child Arrangement Order has been finalised such as a parent wishing to move children to another part of the country, or even abroad.