Court Orders for Child Access, Contact and Custody

09 December 2015

Our Family Lawyers understand how difficult and stressful child custody disputes can be and can help you get the Child Arrangement Order you need to help your family situation.

We can help you with Court Orders for Children such as a Specific Issue Order or a Prohibited Steps Order, depending on the nature of the family conflict you want to resolve. We offer fixed fees and once we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work, that price will not change.

Explanation of Court Orders for Children

Different types of Court Orders for Children are available and each one has a specific purpose depending on the situation of the child or children involved. The three main Court Orders for Children are:

Child Arrangement Order

This can be used for example, when agreement cannot be reached over:

  • Where the child or children should live
  • When and how long the parent without custody should spend with each child

Child Arrangement Orders are not meant to exclude anyone and are generally created with the belief that it is better to have both parents involved in the child's life.

Specific Issue Orders

Other wide-ranging parenting-related issues can arise, such as which name a child should be known by, which school a child should attend or whether he or she should be raised in a religious environment or not. If a disagreement exists on anything like this, a Specific Issue Order can be obtained to deal with these circumstances.

Prohibited Steps Orders

These are used to prevent a certain event or action taking place involving a child. They can be used for a wide variety of reasons, like preventing a child's removal from the UK or for an argument over medical treatment.

Co-op Family Lawyers

Resolving living arrangements for children can be emotional at times, and it can be difficult for parents to agree on these matters. The needs of every child are paramount and our Family Lawyers can help negotiate between both parents and ensure discussions remain constructive.

At Co-op Legal Services our Family Lawyers will always act responsibly, ethically and with the utmost integrity. As part of The Co-operative, our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide.

We understand that during difficult times like these, the last things you want are to be bamboozled with legal jargon or to worry about legal costs. We will always communicate clearly using easy to understand language, and our Family Lawyer fees will be agreed with you upfront before any work starts. Once we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work, that fee will not change.

Once you have instructed Co-op Legal Services to represent you, your Family Lawyer will provide you with legal advice, explain the options available and keep you informed every step of the way, as she/he works to make the child custody legal process as painless as possible.

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