Child Arrangement Orders
In April 2014, the Children and Families Act 2014 came into force which has introduced Child Arrangement Orders. The purpose of this change is to highlight the importance of children having an ongoing relationship with both parents after a family separation, where it is both safe and in the child’s best interests. The welfare of the Child will still be the Courts paramount consideration. The Child Arrangement Orders regulates arrangements relating to:
- with whom a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact, and
- when a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact with any person
Should you not be in agreement with the arrangements for the children, we can assist in helping you to mediate and reach an agreement that you and your ex are happy with. Should the issue be one of dispute at this stage, we can then assist with any necessary court proceedings to determine the child’s arrangements.
How We Can Help You
Our team of Family Law solicitors can help you avoid any unnecessary conflict, by reaching an amicable solution through negotiation. However this is not always possible requiring both parties to go through court proceedings in order to settle. Should your child arrangement issue go to court; our experienced solicitors will provide you with the best legal advice and support every step of the way.
If you are in a cohabiting relationship (not married but living together), our Family Law solicitors can help you with any child related issues you may be experiencing.
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