Children and Custody
Do you have a child custody or access problem?
When the parents of children end their relationship, whether through divorce or separation, almost always the most difficult issue to resolve concerns the children. Arrangements for residence, contact and financial support can be resolved amicably, without the need to go to court, but sometimes, a court order is needed. As from April 2014, if the parents cannot agree on these things, there will need to be a “child arrangement order”, which is an order from the Court stipulating where and when the child or children should live and arrangements for contact. In this case, it is advisable to seek the advice of a barrister who can guide you through the process.
How can a barrister help me on matters of child custody?
myBarrister can put you in touch with a barrister who is an expert on family law and on everything to do with child custody. Your barrister can assist with the paperwork you need to complete and is experienced at arguing your case in court, if that becomes necessary. Getting it right the first time with a specialist barrister can save you time and money in the long run.
Is mediation right for me?
If the parents cannot reach agreement with one another about the arrangements about where the children will live and who will see them and when, it is worth considering mediation. myBarrister can connect you to specialists in mediation who can help you to reach a timely and cost-effective solution.
Who is the best barrister for me?
If you need expert advice on a child custody or contact matter, choose a barrister on myBarrister. Barristers will provide you with guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next. We can put you in touch with a barrister who can advise you on any proceedings that you need to take or defend.
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Hilary specialises in International Family Law, Extradition, Human Rights, International Criminal Law and Public International Law.
Hilary is a highly experienced family practitioner across three jurisdictions and receives instructions in all three. She covers all areas of family law and the court of protection. She embraces both financial and...
I do lots of care and contact work which usually involves allegations and cross allegations of domestic abuse, violence and rape. I have represented both those accused of violence and the alleged victims. I therefore can see how to fight both sides and can anticipate what arguments will be made by the other side.
I have represented clients who...
Rachael’s practice is primarily children law, both public and private, acting for Parents, Guardians, interveners, competent children and the Official solicitor.
Rachael is experienced in cases with complex evidence, international elements both in private and public law. This includes cases of physical, emotional and sexual abuse; death of...
Roger practises in all areas of Family Law. He appears in Wardship cases involving the abduction and attempted abduction of children and understands the importance of prompt and thorough action to put the necessary steps in place to prevent the removal of a child. Roger appears in the Court of Protection. He has been instructed in matters involving...
Delivering consistent results over thirty odd years, John represents and assists clients in both civil and criminal matters.
Numerous testimonials attest to his unrivalled legal and procedural insights and meticulous preparation.
John himself credits his success as an advocate to ‘putting the client and their interests first’ as well as...
After completing his pupillage he commenced practice in the Chambers of John Roberts Q.C. where he practiced mainly criminal and employment law. In his early days Mr Cofie quickly made a name for himself and had a number of reported cases in the areas of crime, family, employment and administrative law. His present practice is mainly in civil law.
Yimi appears in the Family Court dealing with both private and public law cases including cases involving human trafficking, placement outside the jurisdiction and allegations of domestic violence as well as sexual abuse. She also deals with ancillary relief matters.
Mark accepts instructions in all areas of family and international family work, including private children, care proceedings and financial remedies, as well as applications for non-molestation orders and other injunctions. Mark also has experience of abduction and permanent relocation proceedings in the High Court Family Division.