Child Arrangements

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Child Arrangements and Disputes

When parents separate, disputes may arise about where and with whom a child will live or how much time they will spend with a parent or other person with whom they do not live.

If these arrangements cannot be agreed on, it will be necessary to apply to the court for orders deciding these issues.

We recognise that you only come to us when faced with the most important decisions in life, and we treat you and those issues with the respect and legal diligence that they call for.

For legal advice from experienced family law solicitors, please contact us on 01420 82881, email or make a free online enquiry

Child Arrangement Solicitors Alton and Hampshire

We appreciate how stressful and emotional dealing with child arrangement matters can be for all involved. Our family law solicitors in Alton and Hampshire have been working with families for many years and can offer guidance and support when applying to court for a child arrangements order. A child arrangements order determines:

• Where your child lives;

• When they have contact with their parents; and

• When and what other types of contact can take place until the child is 16 or, in exceptional circumstances, 18.

Child arrangement orders can also help with several other matters, such as:

• Relocation – this is a decision on whether the parent can relocate a child (including both the UK and overseas)

• Grandparents’ rights – this refers to the legal access of the child’s grandparents.

• Specific issues – for example, parental responsibility, education, and upbringing.

• Prohibited Steps Order – resolve a dispute about upbringing, including being taken from you to live elsewhere in England or abroad.

How our Family Law Solicitors can help

Courts will always encourage families to try and achieve a mutual agreement regarding arrangements for their children without the involvement of the family court.

Our family law solicitors can help you in your negotiation of child arrangements, finding a suitable solution that is in the best interests of the child. If you are unable to reach an agreement through negotiation or mediation, we can also help support parents with court proceedings to have matters resolved by the Family Court.

What our clients say about us

“So many of you have helped me and been so supportive I would just really like to get you all something to really say thanks for all your hard work, time and effort” – Emily

Get in touch with a Local Family Law Solicitor today

For legal advice about child arrangement orders from experienced family law solicitors, please contact us on 01420 558 295 or complete a free online enquiry, and we will be in touch.

We can also provide specialist legal advice on other areas of law that may be relevant when you are dealing with a family law matter, such as Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Estate Management, and Conveyancing.

Our Team
Hannah Anderson

Paul Wilson
Partner & Head of Family