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This article was published on August 1st, 2022
After a separation, many parents struggle to agree on the best way to care for their child(ren) including where they should live and how often each parent should get to see them. Most of the time these differences in opinions can be resolved amicably. However, in certain situations when a compromise cannot be reached between both parents, it may be necessary to apply for a Child Arrangement Order.
A Child Arrangement Order is a court order that sets out arrangements for your child(ren) including how much time you will have with your child, how often the other parent or guardians can see them and where they will live after the separation.
Either parent can request a child arrangement order. Stepparents, Grandparents, and other legal guardians can also request a child arrangement order, however, they will need to get permission from the court first. It is important to note that Grandparents do not have an automatic right to any parental responsibility and would have to apply to the court.
There are different types of Child Arrangement Orders and each one has its own set of rules and regulations. However, there are four main types of Child Arrangement Orders including:
There are various ways that Child Arrangement Orders can be decided upon at Thorneycroft Solicitors. We will offer you expert legal advice and mediation to try and help you decide on what is best for your child(ren). However, where a situation cannot be resolved amicably through services such as family mediation, we will look at the appropriate route in order to ensure that your interests are properly represented. This includes advising on Child Arrangement Orders and assisting you with the paperwork required for court.
At Thorneycroft Solicitors, we recognise that no two families are alike and that every circumstance calls for individualised care. Our family law solicitors have worked on numerous family law cases in Macclesfield, Buxton, Holmes Chapel and Whaley Bridge and have gained a wealth of experience. They approach every case with knowledge and empathy from the beginning to the end, and they will handle your problem with complete confidence.
To speak to a member of our experienced team, call 0800 1979345 or fill out our simple enquiry form.