Child Custody.

One of the more upsetting things about divorce is considering the arrangement for any children, such as determining who the children will live with and how much contact the non-resident parent will have. It may be that there are already arrangements in place with the other parent which you do not want to disrupt.

Contact / Access

Parents have a right to see their children and children have the right to see both their parents. It is in the best interest of parents and children that these contact arrangements are set up by agreement. Saracens family law specialists will facilitate such an agreement and also have the agreement sanctioned by the court. In cases where contact is being restricted or obstructed, our team will initiate court proceedings to ensure that rights of access are not denied. Our team of experts are experienced in dealing with medical experts, CAFCASS officers and the court in facilitating or restricting access. Contact our family law team to discuss your options.

Parental Responsibility

Parental responsibility is the phrase that describes the duties and responsibilities that parents owe to their children. Having it allows you to contribute towards important decisions in your child’s life. Mothers and fathers who are married automatically enjoy Parental Responsibility. Fathers who are not married to the mother of the child do not automatically enjoy Parental Responsibility. Our experienced family law team has helped many unmarried fathers to gain and enjoy Parental Responsibility either by agreement or through the courts. At Saracens, we will advise you on how you can play a fulfilling role in your child’s life and future.

Residence / Custody

Following a divorce or a separation, child custody law will help decide where the children of that relationship will live and who will take care of them. This can be done through agreement between the parents or by order of the court. Saracens family law are experts at these types of cases, helping parents and courts decide on who should have custody of a child, taking into account the best interests of the child and the rights of each parent.