Overview Can we help?

If you separate, the arrangements for your children will be of the utmost concern to you, whether you are married or cohabiting. We will help you try to achieve your goals whether through negotiation, mediation or, if necessary, the courts.

At Docklands Solicitors, our child law solicitors and child custody experts are experienced in all aspects of child arrangement law, including child arrangement orders. Our expertise also extends to adoption or the involvement of social services and the local authority. We also have two qualified and experienced mediators who can work to find a solution for you.

We have also prepared a parent's guide on what you can do to help your children through this difficult time.

We've also prepared a helpful guide to some common child arrangement questions clients ask in relation to children matters.

If you prefer, please call us to discuss your circumstances and how we can help you on 020 7531 2990.

Our child custody solicitors are highly experienced and can offer expert advice on all areas relating to child proceedings.

Why Consult a Child Custody Solicitor?

Child custody arrangements can be even more stressful and overwhelming if you are not familiar with the legal process. There are many reasons why it is beneficial to appoint a child custody lawyer with expertise in the area:

  • To get clarity on how the court works.
  • To receive guidance throughout the child arrangement process.
  • To be advised on how to correctly fill and submit documentation throughout the child arrangement order.
  • To get advice on how to best respond to documentation to help achieve your desired outcome.

Child Living Arrangements After Divorce

If you are looking to organise child living arrangements after a divorce or separation, you should consult an experienced child law solicitor who can help you resolve your dispute.

It’s important to note that the court expects parents to organise their own child custody arrangements in the first instance. If this can’t be done, then parents should consider mediation.

This can often be aided by a professional family mediator, such as the qualified mediators at Docklands Solicitors. If mediation does not resolve the matter, then either parent can approach the court for a child arrangement order, covered under the Children Act.

Child Arrangement Orders

We have expertise in dealing with issues around child arrangement orders. A child arrangement order decides the primary and secondary carers for children following a divorce or separation and determines the access hours and schedule.

We can also advise on any breaches of child arrangement orders. Consequences can include a fine, unpaid work, paying financial compensation or a change in the child custody arrangement.

For more information on child arrangement order breaches, contact our team today.

Why Choose Docklands Solicitors?

Docklands Solicitors’ London-based child custody and family law team give you a personal and flexible service, all dedicated to reaching a solution to your child arrangement issue efficiently.

Our team have in-depth experience and expertise in child custody law, with several team members listed as leading individuals in Chambers and the Legal 500 for their exceptional service in family law.

Whether you are looking to resolve a child arrangement issue or have another child law issue you need guidance on, our team based in Canary Wharf, East London are happy to help. Simply contact us or submit an enquiry at the bottom of the page. You can also call us on 020 7531 2990 to discuss your issue with one of our team in more detail.

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