We take a solution-focused approach to arrangements for children, and work with you to find a short and long term resolution.
We take a solution-focused approach to arrangements for children and work with you to find a short and long term resolution.
No application can be made, except in an emergency, before attending a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM).
Arrangements for children following divorce and separation are still commonly known as ‘child custody’, however today there is no such legal term. Since the publication of the Children and Families Act 2014, Child Arrangement Orders now regulate who children see and where they live. Our family and child law solicitors in Brighton, London and Horsham understand that arrangements for children are highly emotional and difficult for everyone involved, and we can guide and support you to achieve the best outcome for you and your children.
Child maintenance is a calculation that determines the level of financial support towards a child’s everyday living costs, such as food, clothing, housing or school/childcare fees. Our team of specialist child law solicitors help separating parents through divorce or civil partnership dissolution, and can help you achieve a sum for child maintenance in an amicable way.
Our experienced team of children lawyers in Brighton, Horsham and London support parents who are looking to relocate with their child, or those who are concerned that the other parent may be thinking of doing so. In both cases, we can help you understand the legal position and what you should do next.
Our specialist team can give you child law advice if you are looking to move abroad with your child but the other parent will not give consent, or if you are concerned that the child’s other parent may be planning to move away without your knowledge or consent. In both cases, the primary consideration is the best interest of the child, and if an agreement cannot be made then an application to the court may need to be made.
Child abduction is a complex area of law and is defined when a child under the age of 16 is removed or retained from the jurisdiction of England and Wales without consent of those with parental responsibility for the child. Our child abduction lawyers advise on cases involving international child abduction as well as when abduction occurs within the UK.
For further information about arrangements for children following relationship breakdown download our free factsheet.