Child Custody

Children are always the main concern when a marriage breaks down.

It is difficult to discuss child custody and parental responsibility sensibly. Especially during an emotive time. Our specialists can mediate discussions to resolve these issues. With minimum conflict.

We are extremely sensitive when dealing with matters involving children. You can rest assured that it will be dealt in both a caring and compassionate manner. Therefore finding resolutions in the best interests of the children and both parents.

We always keep the bigger picture in mind. The welfare of the children is paramount. A child should be able to grow, mature and flourish in the best possible environment. This is core to all our advice.

We try to reduce the impact of a divorce on the children.

Crucial Matters to consider

While deciding on child custody, the following matters become crucial:

  • Parental responsibility: includes rights, powers, authority, duties and responsibilities of the parents with respect to the child. It also includes rights relating to making important decisions concerning the child’s life.
  • Residence orders: determines the living arrangements made for the child. So parent holding this order also holds the parental responsibility rights.
  • Contact orders: they decide when, how long and in what way the absent parent can contact the child. It includes phone calls, writing letters and in-person visits.
  • Prohibited steps order: prevents a parent from having Parental Responsibility, whereby they cannot make important decisions about a child’s life.
  • Special guardianship order: grants a non-parent the custody rights of a child, thereby authorizing them the right to take care of the child, while avoiding severing any ties with the birth parents.
  • Specific issue orders: are implemented in order to prohibit a parent from making certain choices about their child. For example, the kind of medical treatment or education that needs to be given to the child.

Our wide range of clients, both in the UK and abroad, means we have the skills and expertise to deal with international child custody cases.

If you need advice or information on Child Custody, please contact us today on 020 3301 6666.

Ishratara Islam

Biography Ishratara Islam LL.B is a family law solicitor. She joined Farani Taylor in September 2017 and she has been...
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