We all hope that if our relationship with the parent of our children breaks down we would be are able to make arrangements for the children without recourse to solicitors or the courts. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible.
We can advise on the best course of action to try and maintain family relationships. We will try and reach an agreement with the other parent regarding child-related issues but where this cannot be achieved, we will apply to the court to obtain the best possible outcome for our client and the children.
Historically the court has made orders for Residence and Contact (formerly Custody & Access). Now the court makes Child Arrangement Orders which regulate what the arrangements will be i.e. with whom the child is to live and spend time with and when.
The court can also make orders about specific issues e.g. what school the child should attend, or medical treatment. The court can also prohibit a parent from taking courses of action in relation to the child if it is satisfied that it is not in the child’s best interests.
We are able to advise in relation to all children issues including child protection, adoption and Special Guardianship Orders.
Our Family Department includes members of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme (Sarah Benfield and Nick Rodriguez) and all our solicitors are members of Resolution, so you can trust us to give you informed choices about the approach that best suits your circumstances.
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Our solicitors at Clifton Ingram can advise you on all aspects of Child Law and Family Law matters. We are a proactive and down-to-earth team of highly experienced solicitors; bringing a high quality and professional service to your local area. We regularly advise clients in Wokingham and Reading and across all of Berkshire and the surrounding areas including Bracknell, Theale, Henley, Ascot, Crowthorne, Maidenhead, Theale, Camberley, Farnborough and Windsor. Speak to one of our team today to see how we can help on 0118 978 0099. Our solicitors will move fast to find a solution personal to you.