Introduction to arrangements for children upon relationship breakdown
The breakdown of a relationship is a stressful and emotionally-charged time. It is made all the more difficult when there are children involved. It is essential that any children’s feelings are put first, and that they are not caught in the middle of parental conflict. Parents should always endeavour to come to an agreement regarding the care arrangements between themselves first. The best arrangements are generally those which parents are able establish with each other directly. We understand, however, that this is not always possible. For more details please see our guide to arrangements for children upon relationship breakdown.
How Vardags can help with arrangements for children upon relationship breakdown
If you are having issues agreeing on the care arrangements for your child or children, such as on the frequency of parental contact, agreements regarding the children’s schooling or the possibility of a child being removed from the jurisdiction, we strongly suggest that you seek preliminary legal advice. Often a parent will be concerned about a range of issues. It is not uncommon for clients simply to obtain initial advice in order to ascertain what their position is sand thus to understand their options. If it is apparent that the matter cannot be resolved without court intervention we will guide you through this procedure.
Equally, if you have received a letter from your former partner’s solicitor or have been served with a court application we strongly advise that you contact us. It is usual for parents facing such an application or threat of an application to feel extremely anxious and we are in a position to reassure and advise.
The courts recognise that it is important for children to not only see their parents but also members of their wider family. For this reason we have a growing client base of grandparents and step-parents who seek our assistance in maintaining or increasing their level of contact with children involved.
The first step is to arrange a meeting with one of our solicitors. Therefore, please call us on 020 7404 9390 or email us to make an appointment to come and see us.