For many of us, anything which affects our children, affects us deeply too. Issues which affect a child's upbringing are usually resolved by the child's parents talking through the problem and agreeing on a solution, but this can be difficult when the parents are no longer together and often the issue to be resolved is then more fundamental, such as where the child should live and how often they should see the other parent.
When parents are unable to agree a solution between themselves, we are here to help. We can explain the principles which the court will work to and try to negotiate a solution between you and your ex-partner. If an agreement cannot be reached, we can help you to apply to the court to resolve this.
This might seem like a frightening proposition, but be assured that the Court puts the child/children at the centre of the decision making process and will not make a consent order if what is being proposed by a parent is not in a child’s overall best interest.
We can help you with:
- Parental Responsibility
- Child Arrangements Order
- Prohibited Steps Order
- Specific Issue Order
Book a free appointment
Frettens are pleased to offer a free initial appointment for all new clients. We recognise the importance for clients of deciding whether they can work with a particular solicitor and to find out more about the process and likely outcome. Our family lawyers offer positive, down to earth advice, and we hope that this initial meeting allows you the time to see this as well.
Contact us if you would like a free initial appointment with a member of our Family Team at our Christchurch office, with no obligation or charge. Call on 01202 499255 or fill out the form on the right.
Ask us at Frettens
Here's some frequently asked questions on disputes over children, if you need to ask us anything more please get in touch using the form on the right.