Child Arrangement Disputes

Our experienced solicitors put children first in child arrangement disputes

At National Legal Service, we know that doing what’s best for your child or children remains your top priority as you navigate through separation or divorce proceedings – our specialist solicitors share your priority and put your children first.

In many situations, particularly in the amicable dissolution of a relationship, child arrangements can often be agreed between the parents. Typically, these agreements can take the form of an agreement that the child (sibling group) shall spend equal time with each parent, or an arrangement can be made in which children live primarily with one parent – the resident parent – spending time with the non-resident parent as agreed.

However, in some situations that are not quite as straightforward or amicable, child arrangement specialist solicitors can step in to offer tailored, professional legal advice to help identify the living arrangements that take into account the best interests of the child or children.

Situations in which there are disputes around arrangements for the children, our dedicated team can help by advising as to:

  • Child arrangements that are contested by a parent – where a child should live
  • Child arrangements that are contested by a parent – what time a child should have with each parent
  • Disagreements between parents regarding the upbringing of the child
  • Disputes relating to child maintenance or child support payments
  • Dissolution of international relationships
  • Dissolution of Islamic marriage
  • Child custody arrangements in cases of allegations of domestic violence

Family mediation services during child custody discussions

While there are exceptions, the view of the courts is that, in many cases, it is best for the welfare of the child or children if they maintain contact with both parents. This means that, at National Legal Service, our priority as specialist children law solicitors is to put the interests of the child or children first by assisting and supporting parents to resolve their issues amicably. Our experienced, empathetic team is here to help you work through your concerns calmly and fairly, to reach a mutual agreement without the stress and anxiety of invoking court action. This can be achieved through family mediation.

National Legal provide independent support, guidance, and expert legal advice are available for you, every step of the way.

Appointing the right solicitors

If you are struggling to come to a mutual agreement regarding child arrangements, or if you anticipate disputes arising during your divorce or separation proceedings, the sooner you reach out the better. By instructing experienced solicitors during the early stages of proceedings, it’s possible to prevent existing issues and concerns from escalating, giving you the best chance of securing an agreement that not only works for you, but which also supports your child during times of change.

Speak to one of our experienced solicitors today by calling the National Legal Service team on 0203 601 5051, or you can request a consultation online.

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