During separation or divorce it may be necessary to discuss the issues of contact and arrangements for your children. It is important that we get a fair outcome that protects your children’s interests and allows you and your former partner to maintain an ongoing relationship as parents wherever possible. We therefore take a flexible approach that is individualised to your circumstances. We can assist in preparing a parenting agreement detailing the agreed arrangements. However, when court proceedings are necessary, we use our experience to guide you through the process and ensure you have robust and effective representation.
We routinely advise on matters where allegations are made involving alcohol or substance misuse and physical abuse. We have extensive experience in dealing with specifics such as where a child should go to school, whether a child can be taken abroad, and relocation.
Further, our team are experts at providing realistic advice on financial claims on behalf of children in relation to housing, capital, school fees and maintenance. We can therefore advise on the factors the Court will take into account when establishing what is in the best interests and needs of your children.
Just as importantly, we place a high priority on protecting your children from the emotional effects of separation or divorce. We have experience of guiding and supporting many families through this process, and we will advise you on how to minimise the trauma for them. If necessary, we can put you in touch with family experts such as therapists, counsellors and psychologists who can support your children and help you maintain a strong and healthy relationship.