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Children matters including relocation/wardship

We deal with a number of children issues including contact and Child Arrangement Order disputes. We are also experienced in dealing with applications to remove children from the jurisdiction.

In all matters relating to children, the children’s welfare comes before anything else. We will work with you to settle the matter amicably whilst cooperating with your spouse for the benefit the children.

We are able to advise you on the best options available to you as a parent, by helping to resolve any contested issues in the best interest of your children.

We shall discourage Court action as a way of settling disagreements except as a last resort. As well as advising you about the actions that should be taken, where appropriate, we will also inform you of the likelihood of your case succeeding in court.

The Courts have the power the making the following order regarding children:

  • Child Arrangement Order “lives with order”- this determines where the child should live.
  • Contact Order- an Order which allows the child to have defined contact with the non-residential parent, setting out the type and frequency of contact.
  • Specific Issue Order- an Order made when parents disagree on a particular aspect of their child’s upbringing, the Court will determine what is in the best interest of the child.
  • Prohibited steps order- an Order made when one parents objects to the decision the other parent is making in relation to the child including an order preventing the child from leaving the country.
  • Parental Responsibility Order-an Order giving a non-married father or guardian legal rights and responsibilities to be able to make parental decision in respect of the child/children concerned.
  • Relocation Order-an Order allowing one parent to remove the child and relocate.

In the event urgent and immediate steps are required to safeguard the well-being of your child, we are able to able to act in an efficient manner with urgency to be able to secure an emergency Court Order.

We are able to provide advise if your child has been taken out of the jurisdiction of England and Wales or you wish to remove your child from the jurisdiction on a permanent basis.

We have dealt with cases involving ‘stranded spouses’ and location orders often on an emergency basis.

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