Custody of children


Child custody is an emotive issue and can cause conflict between parents. Courts can make orders regarding which parent a child should live with and the contact arrangements with the other parent. Solicitors can help you negotiate child custody issues with the other parent of your child, or apply for a court order if necessary.
Parents are encouraged to resolve child custody matters between themselves before going to court, and this is normally the more straightforward and cheap option. It is very helpful to consult a solicitor when discussing child custody arrangements. Understanding your child custody issues from a legal standpoint is advantageous when negotiating with your former partner. An experienced solicitor will help you and your partner agree on workable and straightforward arrangements for visiting rights and other practical matters.
If you cannot come to an agreement regarding child custody you might need to resolve the matter at court. The law states that the decision of the court must be based on the welfare of your child. Solicitors have experience of how courts interpret this requirement in practice and will help you present your case in its best possible light.
Resolving child custody issues can be stressful and upsetting. If you are also going through a separation with the other parent of your child, you may have financial concerns. Caven can refer you to sensitive and cost-effective solicitors specialising in family law.
If you would like to obtain legal advice on custody of children, Caven can put you in touch with a local specialist solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local solicitors please call us on 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.
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