One of the most painful aspects of divorce can be the effect on the couple’s children. Even if there is no dispute between the partners, the changes to the family home and less contact with one parent can be upsetting and disturbing for children.
If there is dispute, it makes the process all the more difficult. At Saracens Solicitors, our compassionate Family Law team has worked with families going through divorce for 12 years and so understand how you feel. We do all that we can to minimise the effect on the children and aim to find a constructive, non-confrontational way through that works for all the family.
Rights and responsibilities
You may already have an arrangement in place with your partner to see your children that works for you all. If this is the case, you can continue in this way while the divorce goes through.
If you and your partner have disagreements about where your children should live or the level of access each of you should have, as your divorce solicitor in London, we can negotiate this for you. This includes:
Contact or access
Children and parents have a right to see each other and we will set up a court-sanctioned agreement for you to make clear of visitation rights of each parent.
Married mothers and fathers legally share an equal right to be a part of their child’s life. If you are a father who has not been married to your child’s mother, we can get a court agreement or order guaranteeing your future role in your child’s life.
Ideally, we will make an agreement between the parents outside of court as to who has custody of the children. If this isn’t possible, the court will issue a Child Arrangements Order for Residence which is also known as a live with order, based on what it feels is in the best interest for the children.
Contact us to find out more
If you need a divorce solicitor in London who has expertise in negotiating access to children and other aspects of family law, get in touch with us today and find out how we can help your family to a mutually beneficial solution.
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