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Plans for Children Following Separation

If you are separating from your partner and you have children, you will both wish to make sure that they are well provided for within their new family dynamic. Our expert lawyers can guide you through the process with empathy, care, and reassurance.

The best interests of the children

If you are a parent, any plans that you make for your children after a separation should be made in their best interests. We provide legal advice in the event that you and your ex do not see eye-to-eye on what this means to you.

Call us today for free initial telephone advice from an expert Solicitor on 01244 312306.

Ideally you and your ex-partner will agree on arrangements, such as where your children live, where they go to school and how their time is divided between you, following your separation. However, if this is not possible, we can provide advice about what you could do.

We understand that it is not just parents who may need advice about plans for children after a separation. We are also able to help other people involved in a child’s life if plans break down, for example, grandparents, aunts and uncles, siblings, and other people who are close to a child.

What legal help do we offer in this area?

We will work through all the options with you if you are in dispute over plans for children. The issues that we can deal with on your behalf include:

  • Disputes about where a child should live
  • What level of contact a non-resident parent or wider family members should have with the children
  • Disputes about changing a child’s name
  • Where a child should go to school
  • Relocating with a child within England and Wales, or internationally.

How can we help?

If any of these matters affect you, please get in contact with us by using the form here, calling us on 01244 312306, or via the ‘chat now’ button in the bottom right-hand corner below.

Call and speak to a member of our team on 01244 312306

Alex Regan

Senior Associate Family Solicitor and Mediator

Rhiannon White

Family Solicitor

Claire Critchlow