Angela Moores is a specialist in dealing with matters relating to Children following a divorce or separation. Contact us to discuss anything related to children, ie where a child is to live and how much time he/she will spend with the other parent.
When separating, it is important to prioritise the needs of any children. In divorce proceedings, the court will want to ensure that necessary arrangements have been made for the children such as where and with whom they are going to live, whether they will remain at the same school, how often they will see each parent etc. It is important to ensure that these arrangements can be agreed between the parents where possible.
Sometimes, there may be a dispute between the parents as to the arrangements for the children. Both parents will be encouraged to try and reach a compromise on the issues in dispute and it is often possible to seek the assistance of a trained Family Mediator, who can help the parties to discuss their views openly and try and reach agreement between themselves. Angela Moores will advise you as to whether Family Mediation is a suitable option for you and we can help arrange Mediation for you where required. It is now compulsory to have considered, with a mediator, whether a case is suitable for mediation.
If mediation is not successful, then it is possible to issue an application to the court to seek the assistance of a specialist family judge. In most cases, the parties will reach an agreement during the proceedings without a Judge having to make a final decision.
There are different types of orders that can be made, and sometimes, more than one order will be applied for within an application:-