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Plans for Children Following Separation

Every child needs to know they are safe and cared for. As a parent, going through a separation or divorce is an especially traumatic time when children are involved.

The best interests of the children:

It is important to know and understand the impact of separation on your 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 can provide legal advice tailored to your situation to ensure that your children’s best interests are met.

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

It is better for everyone involved if you and your ex-partner can agree on arrangements, such as where the child lives and when they spend time with people, between the two of you following your separation. You should try to agree matters such as: where your children will live and where they should go to school. However, if this is not possible, then we can provide the best advice about what you can do next.

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. Whatever your situation, we can offer you the best help. 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.
  • Changing the child’s name.
  • Where the child should go to school.

How can we help?

If any of these matters affect you, please contact the family department at or call us on 01244 312306. If you have some questions regarding family law why not drop into our family clinic on a Monday between 10am and 4pm for a free 15-minute chat. No appointment necessary. You can also contact us by clicking the ‘chat now’ button in the bottom right-hand corner below.

Call and speak to a lawyer on 01244 312306

Rhiannon White

Family Solicitor

Alex Regan

Family Solicitor