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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Samantha combines her expertise in Criminal Law with an interest in Human Rights. She is a White Collar Crime Specialist and works with both Prosecuting Agencies and Companies.
As an employed barrister, Samantha spent over two years advising a French multinational upon it's Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption polices including the review of...
Sarah is frequently instructed to advise on and appear in financial proceedings following a divorce or separation. She has a proven knowledge of complex trust arrangements, TOLATA claims and the impact of bankruptcy in relation to one of the parties to the proceedings.
Sarah has extensive experience of dealing with cases where there are...
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...
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...
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...
Gemma is an experienced family law barrister and is regularly instructed in all aspects of family law.
Gemma is instructed in public and private law children cases in the County Court and High Court and is particularly skilled at dealing with the heightened emotions such cases may cause. Gemma acts for parents, other family members, NYAS, CAFCASS...
As a fee earner within a law firm I have been responsible for taking instructions from clients and retaining conduct of the file for the duration of the matter.
These matters have required me to frequently attend initial child protection conferences and following the subject child(ren) being made subject to a child protection plan,...