Arrangements for Children

Child Arrangement Orders, which have replaced Child Contact, Child Custody Orders and Residence Orders, are legal agreements setting out where a child should live (residence), who they should spend time with (contact) and who the children are allowed to see during the contact.

Disputes over arrangements for children can arise months or even years after a divorce or separation, so often it can feel like a complex decision. Practical Family Law aims to find a reasonable and preferable decision for all of our clients.

This also includes cases where one parent wishes to move with the child to another part of the UK, or to another country, or intractable cases concerning children issues that arise on separation such as Specific issue orders, prohibited steps orders, parental responsibility orders and internal and external relocation applications.

Denied Access Disputes

A partner cannot legally stop you from having access to your child unless access will be of detriment to the welfare of the child. We aim to help families come to suitable conclusions that act in the best interests of all parties – especially the children. If you need help with arrangements for your child, you can contact our team.

Child Access for Parents and Grandparents

If you are a parent or grandparent and you are being denied the opportunity to spend time with your children or grandchildren, then we may be able to help you regulate the arrangements.

Parental Responsibility and Arrangements for Fostered, Adopted & Step-Children

Parental responsibility describes the legal rights, responsibilities and powers that a parent has for a child. A person who has parental responsibility for a child has the right to make decisions about their care and upbringing.

You may have questions over who has parental responsibility and what this means in practice. These are especially complicated issues in regard to fostered, adopted and step-children of the family, all of which need practical and sensitive advice.

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