Children in divorce or legal separation
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If you are getting a divorce or facing legal separation in England or Wales, we can provide the support and reassurance you and your children need to help you make the right decisions and find a way forward. We can help you to negotiate child custody arrangements to suit the family now and in the future such as:
- which parent the children should live with
- which school the children should go to
- who the children should see and when
- change of children names and other specific issues
We can provide you with legal advice about Parental Responsibility and how to get it, and help you to make arrangements for the children such as help getting a Child Arrangement Order to deal with child contact or residence issues.
Our Children Law Solicitors are specialists in resolving child custody disputes in divorce, legal separation and Civil Partnership Dissolution and can help you reach a fair and affordable outcome.
With Co-op Legal Services once we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work to be done, that price will not change.
As part of the Co-op Group our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide, and our customers consistently rate the quality of our legal advice and services.
Children in divorce or legal separation – what to consider
- how to tell the children you are splitting up
- your legal rights to see the children
- agreeing financial payments to help look after children
- where the children should live
- when and how often the children should see both parents
- other practical issues, such as whether they should be able to go abroad
- what name they should be known by
- issues concerning their religious upbringing
- who should be appointed as the children's Guardian in your Will
Our promise to you
No nasty surprises. We will provide a written quote before any work starts.
No legal jargon. We will take time to understand your needs and provide clear explanations so you completely understand what’s going on every step of the way.
Minimise stress. We will help you reach the best possible outcome for you and your family with the least possible distress.
Treat you as an individual. We do not believe in a one size fits all approach and we will work with you to find the solution that's right for you.
Handle your case with sensitivity. Our Family Solicitors, Lawyers and legal specialists are experts in family law and have specialist training to ensure they can help you through the challenges you are facing.
Fair pricing. Our fixed fee packages mean you know how much your legal work will cost.
About Co-op Legal Services
The family law team at Co-op Legal Services includes specialist Family Solicitors, Divorce Solicitors and Children Law Solicitors with Resolution accreditation and accredited experts in child abduction, co-habitation, domestic abuse, property disputes, high net worth money matters and financial advocacy.
Resolution is a national organisation of Family Lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems.
Co-op Legal Services has over 600 staff working in different businesses with offices in Manchester, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sheffield and London.
As part of the Co-op Group, our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide.