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Who will they live with?
When parents separate, decisions need to be made about who the children will live with and how much time they will spend with the other parent.
Perhaps your children will spend roughly equal amounts of time with each parent.
Perhaps they will spend more time with one parent than the other.
The arrangements need to be what is best for your children.
We always encourage parents to resolve child arrangements by agreement and collaboration and mediation can help. We use a wide range of strategies and find that agreed arrangements are almost always the best for everyone.
One of us wants to take our children abroad to live or for a holiday against the other’s wishes. What can I do?
These cases can be deeply distressing. If one parent takes a child out of the UK without the consent of the other, they could well be breaking the law. This a matter for the family court to decide.
This area of the law is complex.
If you’re planning to take your children abroad - take legal advice early - as soon as you start making these plans. We’ll advise you on how to plan properly and legally. We’ll also help you succeed by advising you on how to prepare a comprehensive presentation of those plans.
If your spouse or partner is planning to take your children abroad without your consent - we need to act fast. At the very first sign that this is being planned, call us - immediately. We’ll move quickly, doing our best to make sure that we protect your interests and those of your children.
Find out about how we help resolve children’s residence
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The court always puts the child’s interests first. Their considerations will include -
- the child’s wishes and feelings, depending on their age and maturity
- the child’s age, sex, background, physical, emotional and educational needs
- the effect of going to live with one parent or the other
- any risk of harm to the child
- the ability of each adult to meet the child’s needs
Your children and Residence - who will they live with? Get in touch today. We’re here to help