Children can be affected in all sorts of ways when their parents separate. You may need to agree where your children will live and when and where they will see their other parent. You will want to make sure that issues and arrangements related to your children are resolved sensibly and with sensitivity.
How we can help...
We take time to understand your situation and your needs. We can give you expert legal advice about your respective rights and those of your children, and offer you practical guidance to help you find the best solutions for you and your children.
If there is disagreement about where your children will live, arrangements for contact or other issues such as where they should go to school, we provide expert legal advice and, practical guidance to help you resolve these issues.
We can give expert legal advice to parents separating, who want to re-locate abroad or elsewhere in the UK with children. For couples who have an international element to their marriage or civil partnership, it is important to be aware that different countries have different attitudes and approaches to shared parenting. Our primary aim is to reach the right solution to meet the needs of you and your children. We can refer you to family mediators who we work alongside. Family mediation is a way of resolving issues out of Court when you separate. Family mediation is endorsed by Judges and CAFCASS as being an alternative approach to Court, which should be considered in many circumstances before Court proceedings are issued.
No-one wants to think about what would happen if a parent dies, but you might want to consider appointing a Guardian for your children in your Will. Our Family Law team provides a seamless service with our specialist Wills team who can advise and help you prepare your will, so you can get on with your life knowing the basics are in place.
Our family team can give you expert legal advice to help you and your children find the best possible solution. Our specialist family law solicitors are all members of Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers committed to practising family law in a way which is constructive, child focused, preserves dignity and lessens acrimony.
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