Arrangements for Children

When a relationship breaks down and children are involved, your main concern will be their wellbeing. At Farnfields, we make your children our number one priority too.

Throughout all the practical considerations that are required during a separation or divorce, we never lose sight of the fact that your children’s physical and emotional wellbeing comes first.

Our family law solicitors are experienced in helping parents and families make arrangements for children following the breakdown of a relationship. We will make sure that everyone involved understands their legal rights and responsibilities whilst ensuring that the views of you and your children are heard. This may include working with you to draw up a parenting plan, it is a written plan worked out between parents after they separate and it covers the practical issues of parenting. The Plan can help clarify the arrangements you need to put in place to care for your children after separation, without having to go to court. It can help you in dealings with your children’s other parent or carer, and it asks parents to put the best interests of their children first.

Of course, children have practical needs as well as emotional ones and it can sometimes be difficult to focus on the best practical solutions when a relationship has broken down. But our family solicitors will bring clarity to your situation. We will clearly explain what arrangements for children need to be considered and help you put things in place to create a more stable and happy future for you and your children.

We can advise on all aspects and how the court considers, for example, with which parent a child should live, how often they should see the other parent, moving to another area and a change of schools. We can also offer guidance with regard to access to the wider family i.e grandparents.

This short video by Resolution provides top tips to help minimise the impact of conflict on children.

We Need To Talk: Top tips to keep kids’ best interests first during divorce or separation from Resolution on Vimeo.

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