Family Law Services – Child Arrangements

Every parents concern is their children. We can help you make the transition as smooth as possible to help your children adjust to their new family environment.

We will handle your case sensitively and remain focused on what is in the child’s best interests.

In the event matters cannot be agreed amicably, an application can be made TO THE COURT. IN APRIL 2014, RESIDENCE AND CONTACT ORDERS WERE REPLACED BY CHILD ARRANGEMENT ORDERS. A CHILD ARRANGEMENT ORDER CAN SPECIFY WHO A CHILD LIVES WITH AND THE TIME A CHILD SPENDS WITH ANOTHER PERSON.

WE CAN ALSO ADVISE ON OTHER ISSUES RELATING TO CHILDREN INCLUDING WHERE CHILDREN SHOULD GO TO SCHOOL, MOVING AWAY FROM THE LOCALITY OR ABROAD AND CHANGING A CHILDS SURNAME.

IF YOU ARE A GRANDPARENT WE CAN HELP YOU RETAIN RELATIONS WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN.

The court will have to give consideration to the welfare checklist before determining the application before it.