Many separated parents will reach an agreement dealing with the arrangements for their children.
As parents, you will still need to communicate to make decisions regarding certain aspects of your child’s upbringing (this is part of your Parental Responsibility. However, when you are on divergent paths, it cannot always be easy to agree.
We offer practical advice to try to help you resolve the issues and reach an agreement, with the best interests of the children at heart.
We always try to reduce conflict and see Court as the last resort. Our experience shows us that agreed arrangements, nearly always work better. Our goal is to help you resolve disputes amicably and constructively wherever possible.
Where an agreement cannot be reached, an application can be made to the Court for a Specific Issue Order, for the Court to determine the issue that has arisen.
A Specific Issue Order can be used to deal with:
- Where a child goes to school.
- Whether a child should have medical treatment.
- A child’s religion.
- Relocating a child – either in the UK or abroad.
- Taking a child on holiday – where the other parent refuses without reason.
A Specific Issue Order can be made on its own or it may be made with another Order such as a Child Arrangements Order.
Where an application to Court is made, our specialist family layers have the knowledge and the experience to guide you through the Court process and help you get to grips with the issues you are facing.
At Hart Reade, our family law team have many years specialist experience exclusively in family law, giving you confidence that your legal advice can be trusted at what can be an uncertain time.
Free Legal Appointment
Our Family Department offers a free 30 minute appointment to all clients.
At that appointment we will discuss and review your circumstances and give you preliminary legal advice.
We will also review with you, in general terms, your options in respect of the divorce, finances or children matters and also provide a cost estimate.
The 30 minute appointment will be free of charge and there will be no obligation for you to use our services.
Please telephone the following contact numbers to arrange an appointment:
Eastbourne 01323 727321
Hailsham 01323 841481
Polegate 01323 487051
Meads 01323 407577
Alternatively, please complete the contact form below.
We will maintain complete confidentiality and discretion at all times.
Please note the above is for information purposes only and is intended to be a short summary. It should not be treated as a comprehensive guide and should not be acted on without qualified legal advice.
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