Child Arrangements

Child Arrangement & Private Law Orders

Child Arrangement Orders and Private Law Orders

At Walker Family Law, our team recognises the importance of fostering a healthy and nurturing environment for children, where both parents can actively participate in their upbringing. We are committed to guiding and advising you on the most suitable strategies to achieve fair and workable child arrangement order.

Our experienced Child Law team will ensure that your voice, opinions, and the perspectives of your children are not only heard but also valued throughout the process. Your interests and the best interests of your children are important to us, and we will work alongside you to achieve a resolution that promotes their welfare and happiness.

While our primary aim is to help parents reach amicable solutions, we understand that in some cases, certain disputes may require legal resolution through the court system. In such instances, our skilled team will provide you with expert representation and guidance. We are committed to supporting you every step of the way, whether through alternative dispute resolution methods or through the court.

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What private law orders can be made in respect of children?

There are several types of orders that the court can make including:

  • Child Arrangement Order: This order defines where a child will live (residence) and who they will have contact with. It sets out the specifics of the child’s living arrangements and visitation schedule, ensuring their ongoing relationship with both parents or other significant individuals.
  • Specific Issue Order: Along with the Child Arrangement Order, this order deals with a specific aspect of a child’s upbringing, such as determining which school they should attend, which religion they should follow, or medical treatment decisions. It addresses specific disputes where the parents or guardians cannot reach an agreement.
  • Prohibited Steps Order: This order restricts or prohibits a specific action being taken by one or both parents without the court’s consent. This may include preventing a parent from taking the child out of the country or making important decisions without consultation.
  • Parental Responsibility Order: Parental Responsibility is the legal right and responsibility to make important decisions about a child’s upbringing. A Parental Responsibility Order grants this right to an individual who does not have automatic parental responsibility, such as an unmarried father or a stepparent.

Child Arrangements services

Child arrangements can be one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce or a separation, our expert team of lawyers will help you navigate the process with clarity and confidence.

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