Child Arrangements on Divorce
Children are particularly vulnerable to the impact of divorce and separation. We offer sensitive, tailored support to resolve all your children and parenting issues.
Whatever the complexities and circumstances you face, we will guide and protect you through every turn, always in partnership.
Our Expertise →
We will work by your side to put in place the best possible arrangements for the long term benefit of you and your children. We are experts in navigating complex cases allowing us to deliver creative solutions that benefit you and your children while carefully managing the emotional impact.
We offer exceptional legal expertise on a wide range of children and parenting issues including:
- where your child will live and how much time is spent with each parent (“Child Arrangements Order”)
- moving abroad with your child (“External Relocation”) or moving within England and Wales with your child (“Internal Relocation”)
- surrogacy and adoption
- appropriate financial provision.
We can also advise on discreet matters in relation to:
- A restriction of parental rights, such as preventing a parent taking a child abroad (“Prohibited Steps Application”)
- The exercise of parental rights such as choice of schooling, decisions relating to medical treatment or change of name of your child (“Specific Issue Application”).
Choice of Process Options →
One of the biggest concerns for many parents is the impact the divorce and separation may have on their children. Selecting the right process option to agree the arrangements with your partner is vital.
We are experts in the full range of process options. Whatever the complexities and circumstances you face, we will guide you in the selection of the best process option with confidence and reassurance.
When parents are unable to agree on the arrangements concerning their children, many find that mediation can help. As well as the more traditional form of mediation between two parents, we also offer mediation which involves direct consultation with the children to help parents focus on their children’s needs.
Some of our clients prefer to instruct a lawyer to settle matters on their behalf. Our talented team of lawyers are recognised and respected for handling children related cases with sensitivity and care. Arbitration is also available for those who wish to opt for a faster and bespoke alternative to a more formal Court based process.
Where possible, we encourage parents to have an open dialogue and to resolve matters relating to their children without the need for Court intervention. However, we appreciate that this is not always possible and sometimes parents have no choice but to allow the Court to make decisions concerning their children.
Our litigation practice is widely recognised for its sensible and constructive approach in complex children matters. The settlements we achieve are testament to this. Many of our cases have an international element and our breadth of experience in this area means we are well equipped to manage and negotiate cases effectively and efficiently.
Whichever process option you choose, our family consultants and counsellors are on hand to offer insight and understanding which is second to none.
Parenting After Parting →
Our Parenting After Parting workshops encourage parents to place their children’s needs at the heart of their decision making process. The workshops take place at our offices in Central London and offer tips and techniques to help you navigate the change in your family relationships.
Please contact Wendy Hoare at FLiP if you would like to hear more about the workshops.
We have some of the very best London divorce lawyers and mediators, along with accomplished arbitrators, family consultants and counsellors. There’s no one better to handle your case.
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