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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If you are experiencing difficulties in reaching agreement in relation to a family or relationship breakdown, I may be able to assist you in obtaining a fair and just outcome. I have practiced nationally from London for 14 years and have extensive experience in assisting clients with all aspects of separation and divorce matters, including:-
Nilay practices all areas of family law. Nilay represents each client with the empathy needed with sensitive conditions that arises in family situations.
In terms of his private children practice he represents clients in contact cases, relocation and adoption cases. Due to his international experience, solicitors regularly instruct him in...
John is a highly regarded negotiator who has achieved outstanding deals for his clients in both the criminal and civil spheres.
His background is in criminal defence work. Over the years, he has handled many high-profile and high-value cases, often as a leading junior. He is highly skilled as a jury advocate and has won remarkable acquittals.
As a family lawyer of many years standing, and as someone who has seen the wide ranging effect of relationship breakdown on families, I am keen that the lay public, together with the assistance of their legal representatives, consider the options that are open to them when these disputes need to be resolved.
There is a great deal of research on...
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.
Ben practises across both of Chambers' main areas of work, namely civil and family law.
In civil he has particular experience of contractual disputes and negligence actions, insolvency, landlord and tenant and real property matters. He has also gained exposure to probate and inheritance claims.
In family he is instructed in matrimonial...
I'm a family law barrister with over a decade of experience. I do all cases, including:
- divorces and divorce settlements
- cases involving children
- injunctions to stop people from harassing or threatening you
- relationships breakdowns of unmarried and cohabiting couples
- property disputes of couples and...