When parents separate, every family member has to make major adjustments in their life. One of the main changes will be in relation to the care of the children and arrangements for the children to see the parent with whom they no longer live.
There are few things in life more important than our children and it is therefore not surprising that disagreements in relation to children are often the most emotionally charged and heavily contested. Unfortunately, it is also well documented that protracted disputes involving children can be very damaging to their long-term development and well-being which is why we will act quickly to resolve your issues in an amicable way.
There is a presumption in law that wherever possible, it is in the best interests of a child to be brought up with the active involvement of both parents and both sides of the family. There will however be some situations where it is not in the child’s best interests and, in these circumstances, we will seek the best level of protection for you and your child.
Driver Belcher has a dedicated family law team with extensive experience of helping people resolve issues related to children. We are members of Resolution which promotes a non-confrontational approach to resolving matters in a practical way. If, however, you and your partner cannot agree arrangements regarding the children through negotiation then we can help with preparations for court applications on your behalf to obtain Residence Orders, Contact Orders, Specific Issue Orders and Prohibited Steps Order.
For further enquiries, please contact:
Victoria Baker or Ailie Kelly
Tel: 01489 785737