Child Arrangement

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When parents separate, achieving a complete clean break is challenging due to ongoing parental responsibilities and financial obligations that persist post-separation.

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The Enduring Bond of Parenthood

Financial and other ties can be undone and each person can move on with their life to a certain extent. However, the bond that connects parents to their children and, therefore, to each other lives on.

Parental Roles Post-Separation

Facilitating Communication for the Sake of Children’s Well-Being


Separated parents continue to owe responsibilities to their children. They will want to be there as they grow up. Above all, children are entitled to spend time with both of their parents. For this to happen, parents need to be able to communicate with each other.

We do not underestimate how challenging this can be for two people who have gone through the intensely testing, emotional – and sometimes hostile – process of separation.

Expert Family Law Guidance

How Our Family Law Experts Facilitate Positive Outcomes


Our specialist Family Solicitors can help with these discussions. We can negotiate arrangements for you and your family, which focus on what is in the best interests of the children and their welfare. This is the court’s paramount consideration with all children matters.

This does not necessarily set you on a formal path; we often advise behind the scenes, helping clients have the right types of conversations with family members.

We would help you explore whether you have reached the end of the road in your discussions with your co-parent or whether there is potential to reach some agreement.

If an agreement cannot be reached, the next approach could be mediation. This is where an impartial third party helps families work through their issues. In your situation, the mediator may be able to help you each see the other’s perspective and reach a compromise.

Choosing the Legal Path

How Courts Can Aid in Complex Child Arrangement Cases


Mediation does not suit everyone or every situation. The court route may be necessary where parents cannot resolve an issue between themselves. It may not be ideal to have a judge potentially impose a Child Arrangements Order that one or both of you might not be happy with, but in some cases, it is the only way to reach a conclusion.

Furthermore, the court route provides a framework for safeguarding issues to be discussed and investigated. This would have to be factored into any arrangements reached.

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  • We decided to use a local solicitor for our recent house sale and purchase. Despite it becoming a much more complex and pro longed matter. Christopher Taylor provided excellent service throughout his advice was clear and concise and he always found time to talk through options and next steps. He dealt very well with the less than helpful solicitors used by the other parties too. Highly recommend.

    Gareth Brown
  • I was looking for a firm to assist my mother, my sister and myself with the drafting of new wills. I am so pleased we chose this firm. Tom Maxted-Pettman put us all at ease, talked through our options in language we understood and arranged it all with the minimum of inconvenience to us. We got a highly professional service for a reasonable fee. I would recommend this firm to anybody needing legal assistance.

    Theresa Jackson
  • Thank you for all your support and advice over the last 24 months. It has been truly appreciated and you have all worked hard to make things as simple and painless as possible whilst maintaining my intention to keep things civil in order to preserve the best relationship for our daughter. Your support and guidance has been truly invaluable.

  • I instructed Julian Cole at short notice for some legal advice on a Settlement Agreement which was carried out swiftly, helpfully and efficiently. I was recommended you by a family friend and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone else enquiring.

    G Dible

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