Who a child is to live with
It is possible to apply for a Child Arrangement Order to determine who a child is to live with. This type of order is usually applied for following a divorce or separation where the parents of a child are unable to come to a suitable arrangement on who their child is to reside with.
If you are a parent, guardian or you have parental responsibility of the child, you do not need the courts permission to apply for a Child Arrangements Order. Anyone else will first have to apply to the court to grant them permission to apply for an order where they will consider the relationship between the applicant and the child.
It is possible for the courts to put in place a Child Arrangements Order that provides for sole or shared care. In doing so, the courts main priority will be the welfare of the child. They will also take into account:
- The child’s wishes and feelings
- The emotional, educational and physical needs of the child
- The impact a Child Arrangements Order will have
We are able to provide advice both in relation to the making of such an order or in responding to an order that has been made against you.
Our specialist solicitors appreciate that every child has different needs and our advice will be personally tailored to the facts of your case.
Why use a solicitor?
- A solicitor will be able to negotiate and mediate where required.
- A solicitor can advise you on the legal aspects of a Child Arrangement Order.
- They can represent you in court.
Why Watson Woodhouse?
- Our specialist solicitors have a vast amount of experience in Child Arrangement Orders.
- We are understanding solicitors who will listen and implement your requirements.
- We will keep you updated on the progress of your application.