We are sensitive to the difficulties faced by clients when attempting to provide for, and secure the welfare, of children following a relationship breakdown. We have significant experience to assist you in:
- • Residence/Contact disputes
- • Prohibited steps – including child abduction
- • Specific issue including applications for Orders allowing children to leave the jurisdiction and resisting such orders
- • Parental Responsibility
The Children Act states that the child’s welfare should be the Court’s paramount consideration when a Court determines any question with respect to either the upbringing of the child or the administration of a child’s property or application of income arising from it.
We can also advise grand-parents and other members of the extended family too on the above orders and a Special Guardianship Order this is ideal for those clients who wish a child to live with them because the child cannot live with their parents. It may be that social services have provided a kinship assessment recommending a Special Guardianship Order, we are experienced in dealing with cases of this nature, you should note that we may be able to get funding from the local authority in such cases.
In making any of the Orders mentioned in this section the court will carefully consider the points below (which is not exhaustive since the court can take other matters into account.
- • The ascertainable wishes and feelings of the child concerned (considered in the light of their age and understanding).
- • The child’s physical, emotional and educational needs.
- • The likely effect on the child of any change in circumstances.
- • The child’s age, sex, background and any characteristics of the child which the Court considers relevant.
- • Any harm that the child has suffered or is at risk of suffering.
- • How capable each of the child’s parents and any other person in relation to whom the Court considers the question relevant is of meeting the child’s needs.
- • The range of powers available to the Court under this Act in the proceedings in question.
Please contact us today for further advice and assistance 020 3586 4050, 0758293 2830 or email email@example.com
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