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If you are separating or you have already separated you may be worried about:
By making these decisions early on, you can help resolve problems and tensions that could arise in the future.
We can help advise you on the best route to take and what the outcomes may be if your case did go to Court.
Grandparents are often very concerned that following a breakdown of a relationship contact with their grandchildren will reduce or even stop. We are experienced in helping Grandparents with contact issues and making applications to Court.
The Children Act says that the child's welfare is the paramount consideration when the Courts consider any question in relation to the upbringing of a child and the Court will apply what is known as the 'welfare checklist' to help it work out what is best.
The welfare checklist looks at:
An independent Child and Family Reporter (CAFCASS officer) may be asked to meet with the family and produce a report to help the Court decide.
The Court can make orders setting out where the children should live, when they should see the parent they do not live with and other family members and deal with other issues that concerns the parents. The Court will only make an order it considers that it will be better for the children than making no order.