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In order to protect your agreement you should speak to a solicitor to have it legally binding. At Family Law Birmingham we can draft a ‘consent order’ to be signed by you and your partner. A ‘consent order’ will detail:● where the children will live● when the children will spend time with each parent● when and what other types of contact will take place
Once the consent order has been signed by you and your partner you will then need to have your order approved by a judge to make it legally binding, a process in which our team of experts have had extensive experience of completing. This process does not normally require a court hearing.
Divorce and separation can be a difficult process and it may not always be possible to come to an agreement in relation to the children. In this scenario you will need to apply for a court order which will likely involve attending a number of court hearings.
A Child Arrangement Order will detail: ● where the children will live● when the children will spend time with each parent● when and what other types of contact will take place
These orders are most common when there is absolutely no agreement between the parties as to what arrangements should be in place for their children.
A specific issue order is used in relation to a specific arrangement in relation to the children. This is often used in the situation where there is a broad agreement in relation to the children but there is disagreement regarding a specific issue. For example if there is a disagreement regarding what school the children will go to or what religious education they would have. A specific issue order will state what is to happen in relation to that specific area of disagreement only.
It is also possible to apply for a ‘prohibited steps order’ which would prevent the other parent from making a decision about the child’s upbringing.
In many cases deciding where your children live and how often each parent sees their children is an informal arrangement. However, even if you and your partner are in agreement about the arrangements for the children it is important that you seek legal advice. At Family Law Birmingham we are specialist family law solicitors who have assisted in making child arrangements for a number of clients from a wide range of backgrounds. Each case we have worked on has enhanced our knowledge and understanding of child custody and child contact arrangements with each case we work on informing the next. We will use this extensive legal knowledge to ensure the needs of you and your family are met.
When you deal with us, you know you are dealing with solicitors you can trust. We have vast experience in dealing with divorce cases, as well as other areas of family law, including:
Our experience in all areas of family law makes us experts when it comes to dealing with divorce.
We understand that separation or divorce is a stressful time for you and your family. At Family Law Birmingham we will listen carefully to your circumstances so that we can provide you with advice tailored to your specific needs. In doing this we will ease the stress from you and your family. Our team of expert child custody and child contact solicitors have the experience and extensive legal knowledge to assist you and your family in this difficult time.
If you need professional legal advice from a team of specialist child contact lawyers then Family Law Birmingham is here for you and your family. We will guide you through each step and keep you fully informed at each stage all while keeping the financial cost for you at a minimum.
Contact Family Law Solicitors in Birmingham Today
Our team of dedicated family law experts are on hand to deal with any child contact issues you might have. We know how difficult going through family law issues can be for you and your family. Our expert team endeavour to provide all our clients with a friendly, professional and reliable experience.
If you have any family law matters you wish to take care of then we suggest you contact us immediately. Speaking to a solicitor early in the process minimises problems and ensures that you get the best outcome for your circumstances.
We ensure the impact on your life is minimal, and in particular disruption to any children under the age of 16 is negligible. If you wish to speak to a member of team today then do not hesitate to contact us.