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Parent Disputes Regarding Children

Child Custody and Child Access

If you are in the process of separating or getting divorced, and you have children, you will need to settle the arrangements for their future.  Many families manage this amicably however others need assistance from solicitors. This also includes long-standing agreements that have gone wrong over time.

Our family law team can advise and support parents and grandparents either through negotiations, in between mediation appointments or through court representation if necessary

What We Can Help with Regarding Child Custody and Child Access

Our experienced and understanding family solicitors can help with the following issues:

  • Where children will live
  • The amount of time a child will spend with parents or grandparents
  • If an agreement cannot be reached over schooling
  • If one parent wishes to move away
  • Child abduction

A number of our solicitors in our team are Resolution Accredited as specialists in the law relating to children.

Howells Solicitors are specialists at dealing with disputes regarding children and can support you with:

  • Children disputes – e.g. deciding where your children live
  • Preparing prenuptial agreements
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Creating or amending a Will
  • Civil Partnerships

Child Custody and Child Access FAQs

What is a Child Arrangement Dispute?

The Child Arrangements Programme (the ‘CAP’) applies when a dispute arises between separated parents and/or families about the arrangements concerning children.

Can a Father Stop a Mother from Seeing her Child?

Your partner cannot legally stop you from having access to your child unless it will be detrimental to your child’s welfare.

What Do Family Law Solicitors Do?

Most family law solicitors assist with childcare proceedings, cohabitation agreements, divorce settlements and a host of other legal issues regarding divorce and separation. 

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The Family Law Team

Alyson Siddall

0114 249 6659
Caroline Euinton

0114 249 6643
John Clegg

0114 249 6795
Liam Gray

0114 249 6605
Louise Ellis

01709 364 000
Ramandeep Kaur

0114 249 6703
Sharon Lockwood

01709 364000
Wendy Bailey

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