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Happy Children

What is a Child Arrangement Order? 

Find out whether you can apply and the factors

that the court take into account. 


Whether you would like your child or children to live with you, or you would like to see your child more we can help you 

We can help you whether you are parents who need to determine where your child  lives or if you want to see your child more often. or if you are grandparents who want to see your grandchild.  Sometimes, where Children's Services are involved it can be challenging for grandparents to even speak with the Social Workers involved.  


 We can help you with: 


  • Applications for Parental Responsibility

  • Child Arrangement Orders (previously know as Residence and Contact Orders)

  • Applications relating to relocation of your child

  • Prohibited Steps Orders (for example preventing your ex-partner from changing a child's school)

  • Specific Issue Order (for example changing a child's surname

  • Applications for DNA Testing

  • Applications to find out a child's whereabouts

  • Applications where  Children's Services are involved such as Care or Supervsion Orders


 We can assist and guide you with the whole process or certain elements of the process, whichever you choose.  This includes:


  • Making an Application

  • Attending the First Directions Hearing or the Financial Dispute Resolution Hearing

  • Assisting with Negotiation at Court or with the other party (or other party's Solicitor)

  • Assisting with writing letters putting forward offers to settle

  • Discussing the best strategy, likely outcome and risks involved 

  • Preparation of Documents such as Position Statment and Statement of Evidence 

  • Preparation for Final Hearing including Court Bundle, Skeleton Argument, Examination Questions  

  • Attending the Final Hearing 



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