Divorce or Separation: Child arrangements 

If you and your spouse make the difficult decision to either divorce or separate and have children together, then it is vital to agree on child arrangements.

You can usually avoid going to court if you are able to agree on the following for your child or children:

Who gets custody?

Child custody law determines who is responsible for the care and charge of the child in the event of divorce or separation. However, the term is now referred to more widely as residency due to demonstrating where the child’s main residence is after the divorce or separation.

In a lot of cases, parents opt for joint custody/residency as it allows the child to spend time with their parents equally. Plus, both parents can contribute to any decisions regarding their child.

If the parents cannot agree on the most suitable living arrangement for their child, the courts will decide for them.

Our team of family law solicitors ensure that parental rights are protected throughout the process to ensure a fair outcome.

Misconceptions about child custody

A question that comes up numerous times is whether maternal mothers have more rights within child custody law than paternal fathers in the UK.

However, this is not true as each parent can obtain responsibility for their child if they are able to do so, meaning their rights and obligations are equal.

How we can help

If you agree with your ex-spouse on child arrangements, it is vital to ensure they are legally binding, which is where we come in.

Contact us today for more information.

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