If parents cannot agree with which of them the child or children should live, either parent can go to mediation and if required seek the court's assistance.
Our Family Law team can advise you on your particular circumstances.
CHILD ARRANGEMENTS ISSUES IN CHILDREN CASES
A child arrangements
order decides who he child will live with and/or who the child will spend time
with. It telephone calls, letters (indirect contact) and visits, overnight stays,
weekends and holidays (direct contact) with the absent parent.
CHILD ARRANGEMENTS AND GRANDPARENTS
The Children Act 1989 enables grandparents and other relatives to apply for orders relating to the children, including an order so that the children can see them.
However, leave from the Court is required to proceed with such an application.
SPECIFIC ISSUE ORDERS
In addition parents may apply under the Children Act 1989 for the Court to decide any specific issue about a child – for example, which school a child should attend, medical treatment or issues relating to the child’s religious upbringing.
LEAVE TO REMOVE
There is an increasing number of cases involving relocation applications due to the ease of modern travel and the international nature of society.
In circumstances where parties are unable to agree, it may be necessary to apply to the Court for permission to remove your children permanently to from this jurisdiction, or to oppose such an application.