Arrangements for your children

Often it is the children who are most affected by the breakdown of a relationship. We consider it important to minimise any potential anxiety for your children and focus on their needs now and in the future.

We encourage you to work together with your former partner to resolve disputes regarding your children such as where they will live, how often they will see the other party, who has parental responsibility for the children and what maintenance you should receive (or pay) on their behalf.  We need to listen to and understand you and your family.

If you cannot reach a decision about where your children will live, how often they will see both parents or who has formal responsibility for them, then you may need to issue court proceedings.   We can advise you and guide you through the court process to resolve the issues.  We will support you in seeking a decision that is in the best interests of your children.

If you are facing difficulties in being able to care for your children and social services have become involved then we have a dedicated and highly respected team of child care lawyers who can help you.