Child Custody Disputes
When a relationship breaks down, parents need to decide arrangements for their children. If you are able to reach an agreement there is no need for a formal order. If you are not able to reach an agreement, we can help you try to find a solution without applying to the court for an order.
What is a Child Arrangement Order?
Sometimes an agreement is not possible, or the parents would like the certainty of a court order to fall back on.
Either parent can apply to the court for a Child Arrangements Order. This sets out who the child lives with and what contact they should have with the other parent.
Courts can also be asked to determine specific disputes surrounding important decisions in the child’s life. For instance, which school they should attend, what medical treatment they should have or what name they should be known by.
We have specialist solicitors who are experienced in these matters and can assist you with any dispute in respect of children.