While all separations are difficult, matters can be more challenging still if a child is involved. In these circumstances it is for the benefit of the children that the matter is resolved quickly and with the least amount of acrimony.

At OGR Stock Denton, our family lawyers have a wealth of experience advising on matters relating to children and will help, as far as practically possible, to reduce the impact that the end of the relationship will have on them.

It is our aim to help you reach an agreement in which the child’s welfare is the primary consideration, limiting the upheaval or disruption involved. We promote a co-operative approach and believe that court proceedings should be avoided wherever possible. We can provide guidance on couple’s options regarding both negotiation and mediation.

In cases where there is no other option, we will represent clients at every stage of court proceedings.

Among the areas we can advise on include:

  • Parental responsibility
  • With whom your children will live [custody]
  • How often and when a child will spend time with each parent
  • Maintenance and financial provision
  • Who can take the child abroad and for how long
  • Relocating abroad with the children
  • Specific welfare issues; for example, relating to schooling and mediation
  • Grandparent’s Rights
  • Mediation

We have considerable experience advising on contact arrangements and cases with an international dimension, including child abduction cases.

To arrange a confidential discussion with a dedicated member of our family team or if you have any other questions about the laws relating to children, please visit our contact us page.