When parties decide to either separate or divorce, sometimes they find it difficult to amicably agree the arrangements in relation to the children and what will be best for them.
We specialise in advising in child matters and have a child focused approach. We can assist you to find a solution that is best for your family and for you. Children are very intuitive and sensitive. Any disharmony between you and your partner in relation to the child arrangements will not be in the child’s best interest.
Our advice can include:
- Mediation– How Mediation may be able to assist you;
- Moving away– What steps and considerations need to be taken if you want to move to either another country or part of the country, temporarily or permanently. This has been referred to as International or domestic relocation;
- Holidays– What steps and considerations need to be taken if one of you wishes to take your child on Holiday without the other parent;
- Preventing removal – What steps can be taken to prevent a child from leaving the country or moving to another part of the country;
- Travel to another country without parents– What steps can be taken to allow children to travel to another country without the parents accompanying the children;
- Bringing children back– What steps and considerations need to be taken where a parent has without your permission taken the child out of the country or to another part of the country and how to bring the child back. A parent who has taken the children away without the other parents’ consent is often referred to as having abducted the child;
- Seeing children– How to make an application to see your child or to see more of your child. This has previously been referred to as access or contact;
- Children living with you – How to make an application to have your children live with you. This has been referred to as ‘live with orders’ or previously as ‘custody’ or ‘residence orders’;
- Domestic violence– How domestic violence may affect the child arrangements;
- Specific issues– How to apply to court for an order in relation to a specific issue and children e.g. education or health;
- Changing a child’s name– What steps and considerations need to be taken if you are considering changing a child’s name;
- Child Maintenance– Advising on financial matters in relation to the children and maintenance.
- Grandparents – How grandparents can make an application to see their grandchildren or for their grandchildren to come to live with them;
Located in close proximity to the Central Family Court and the High Court in London, we are best placed to make urgent applications when required, often at short notice.
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For further information and free from obligation, please contact our family law specialists in the Family Department on 0207 332 2222 or email our family team.