Child Arrangements Order

When parents separate there are a range of legal issues which can affect the children these include:

  • Where a child is to live
  • What time a child spends with the other parent
  • Whether or not the living arrangements can be share
  • Protective measures for a child
  • Other issues that might arise e.g. Surname, religion, schooling
  • Legal rights in respect of a child
  • Moving a children within the country or overseas
  • Unlawfully removing a child from a parent or country
When a court considers these issues, it will often take into account (except in some child abduction cases) the following welfare checklist:
  • The ascertainable wishes and feelings of the child
  • Any physical, emotional and educational needs
  • The likely effect of any change of circumstances
  • Age, sex, background and any relevant characteristics
  • Any harm suffered or at risk of suffering
  • How capable each parent is (or any other relevant person) of meeting the child’s needs
  • The range of powers of the court

Cases involving children must be dealt with delicately and sensitively. We are Millan Solicitors are experienced in such cases and will advise you through these delicate situations with a firm grasp of the issues involved and the best outcome for you and your children.