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Children issues

After the breakdown of a relationship or marriage, children are often caught in the middle of parental disputes. It is not always possible to come to arrangements directly with the other parent. At SC Law our solicitors are here to help to ensure that the needs of the children are put first and put arrangements in place between you and the other parent.

  • Are you finding it difficult to come to an agreement as to where your child(ren) should live?
  • Are you having difficulty in seeing your child(ren) regularly?
  • Are you in disagreement with regards to your child(ren)'s upbringing, such as which school should they attend?

If no agreement can be reached, an application can be made, for the court to make a decision on any issues. The court's paramount interest is the welfare of the child(ren) and it take into account a number of factors when making orders that are in the children's best interests.

The court can make the following orders:

  • Contact orders
  • Residence orders (where the child should live)
  • Specific issue orders (issues which concern a child's upbringing)
  • Prohibited steps order (preventing a party not to do something)

The court will only make orders where it is necessary and in the interests of the child.

Contact Vina Lad, head of SC Law's family department for more information or an initial consultation to discuss your rights and options available to you.

International Children issues

Whether your child has been taken out of the jurisdiction of England and Wales or if you wish to take your child out of the jurisdiction on a permanent basis, our lawyers at SC Law can help you.

We have extensive experience in acting for parents whose children have been taken out of the country or simply have not been returned after a holiday and also those who wish to relocate to another part of the world.

It is a criminal offence to take a child out of the country without the consent of the other parent or persons who have parental responsibility. There are certain exceptions when it is permitted and legal advice should be sought at the earliest opportunity.

Contact Vina Lad, head of SC Law's family department for further information and advice.


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