Children


Child Contact

Whatever child custody problem you are facing, be rest assured we can help. We will work to avoid conflict and to reach amicable solutions through negotiation. Unfortunately this is not always possible, and should it resort to Court proceedings then our expert Child Custody Solicitors will be with you every step of the way to give you the best legal advice and support at every stage; and work to get the very best solution for you and the children.

The term Parental Responsibility focuses on the parent’s duties towards their child rather than the parent’s rights over their child.

When certain decisions have to be taken about a child, all those with Parental Responsibility for the child are allowed to have a say in that decision. The decision will have to be about the upbringing of the child.

Day to day decisions should be taken by the resident parent or the person with whom the child lives without interference from other Parental Responsibility holders.

Our family lawyers can assist you through this complex procedure and ensure that you are kept informed throughout to ensure we give you the best possible outcome.

A frequently asked is :
Q: Who has Parental Responsibility?
A:
• Mothers automatically have Parental Responsibility in respective of divorce .
• Married fathers automatically have Parental Responsibility in respective of divorce.
• Unmarried fathers do not automatically have Parental Responsibility.
• Step fathers and Step mothers do not automatically have Parental Responsibility.
• Grandparents do not automatically have Parental Responsibility.