Thanks to our experience in this area, we’re perfectly placed to address your every concern with empathy and understanding.
Liaising with you closely, our family lawyers pride themselves on finding excellent working solutions to the issues of residence, contact and other, more specific concerns that cannot be agreed.
Through mediation or negotiation, our aim is to resolve disputes amicably and, where possible, to avoid resorting to a court of law. However when arrangements can’t be mutually agreed, a court may need to become involved to make the necessary orders.
Law and orders
The focus of the law will be on what’s in the best interests of the child or children. A Child Arrangements Order commonly deals with residence and contact; equally, it can address more specific issues such as religion, choice of school and holiday arrangements. It can also prevent certain actions, such as moving away from the area.
In any dispute of this nature, we can only act for one side. Typically we work with parents or guardians, but, increasingly, we are receiving instructions from step parents and grandparents who also have certain legal rights.