Children Law

Children Law

Legal issues involving children can understandably be very distressing. It is essential that the legal advice and representation you receive is from credited specialist legal representatives who are not only familiar with this field of law but who have been independently accredited with the knowledge and expertise necessary which distinguishes them from other lawyers. Our team of expert lawyers at Venters Solicitors have just that expertise to help and guide you through the process.

Child Arrangements

Helping You Resolve Custody and Child Arrangements Issues

If you and your former partner cannot agree about arrangements concerning your children and their upbringing then we can advise you about the legal recourses available to ensure your children’s best interests.

There are a number of matters that parents can find themselves in dispute over with their former partner in respect of their children which include:

  • where and with whom they will live;
  • how often they will see the non-resident parent;
  • educational matters;
  • health matters;
  • religious matters and
  • any other matter that requires the parent with parental responsibility to make a decision concerning the child or children

At Venters Solicitors, we carefully consider all options with our clients in respect of any dispute concerning their children including negotiation between lawyers and mediation but if Court action is necessary, then there are a number of Court Orders that could be relevant, to include:

  • Child Arrangement Orders;
  • Specific Issue Orders; and
  • Prohibited Steps Orders

Child Arrangements Order

Child Arrangements Orders regulate:

  • With whom a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact;
  • When a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact with any person

Child Arrangements Orders were previously known as custody and access Orders and they are still referred to as such in a number of other countries. Following this, Orders regulating who a child is to live with and the time they spend with the other parent or otherwise have contact with were called residence and contact orders. Sometimes these Orders are still informally referred to as custody and access orders and residence and contact Orders but the current term for these types of Orders is Child Arrangements Orders.

Specific Issues Order

A specific Issues Order enables you to make a decision about your child or children in respect of a specific issue concerning their welfare even if the other person with parental responsibility disagrees.

Examples of issues relevant to this particular order are:

  • Attendance at a particular school or
  • Undergoing a particular medical procedure or
  • Anything else that requires a decision to be made by a person with parental responsibility

Prohibited Steps Order

A prohibited steps order enables you to apply to the court to stop the other person with parental responsibility from making a decision about your child or children about which you do not agree.

There is a range of things that the Court can prohibit a parent from doing in respect of a child by making a Prohibited Steps Order such as prohibiting a parent from removing the child to another country or from the care of the other parent or from their school.

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