Putting children first

A Child Arrangements Order can set out exactly when each child lives in each home. It can set it out in general terms or be silent as to that aspect if the Court is confident that both parties can agree.

A Child Arrangement Order settles with whom a child or children should live. It is rare for the Court to separate siblings but if it is in the children’s best interest they will do so. The Court looks at each child individually. It is becoming increasingly common for Courts to make arrangements whereby the child or children effectively share their time between 2 homes.

A Child Arrangements Order can set out exactly when each child lives in each home. It can set it out in general terms or be silent as to that aspect if the Court is confident that both parties can agree. The Child Arrangement Order also settles how and when a child should have contact with a person other than the person they live with. This may mean seeing that person face to face but can include letter writing, e mails, telephone contact etc. Where there are concerns about the care that a person may afford the child or children the Court may order a period of supervision ie another adult being present to ensure the child or children do not come to any harm.

What do I do now?

Our experienced specialists lawyers understand the worry and distress conflicts involving children can cause and approach all matters sensitively and sympathetically, for the benefit of all concerned.

We advise and represent children, parents, other family members and foster carers at all stages of the process. This starts from the earliest involvement of social workers and includes meetings, case conferences and any subsequent care or related proceedings, as well as the adoption process.


Meet Our Family Law Team Arrange An Appointment

 

If you are interested in understanding how Taylor&Emmet can help you with your family law issues then please contact:

Michaela Heathcote

Michaela Heathcote

Partner - Family Law

Tel: 0114 218 4000

Email: michaela.heathcote@tayloremmet.co.uk

Office: Sheffield

Contact Michaela Heathcote or meet my team


Family law - Children Law Society Accrediation

 

Resolution Law