Who a child is to spend time with
It is possible to apply for a Child Arrangement Order to determine who a child is to spend time with. This type of order is usually applied for following a divorce or separation where the couple are unable to come to an agreement between themselves on when one parent is allowed to see their child.
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. In all applications, the courts main priority is the welfare of the child.
The terms of the order can specify how, when and where the contact is to place. The type of contact that can be specified in the order can include, but is not limited to:
- By phone
- By letter
- Through a contact center
- By face to face meetings either under supervision or not
We are able to provide advice 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.