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Children and Family Law

When a family breakdown happens, both parents’ primary concern will be the children. Our Directors, Anne Leiper and Rita Gupta, are experienced in dealing with complex child-related matters and will offer you practical advice focusing on the interests of the children.

We always put the interests of your children first, including obtaining financial support for them. Our experience and expertise in Family Law can also help you continue to co-parent your children in the future.

A child-focused approach

We will always explore resolving any dispute through negotiation and agreement, and mediation. If that doesn't work out, we will advise you of the range of orders available to you and help you choose the best for you and your family.

Child Arrangements Order

A child arrangements order sets out specific details for the care of a child, including where your child will live, when your child will spend time with each parent, and other types of contact that can take place (such as phone calls, Skype or indirect contact.)

Parental Responsibility Order

If you are not married to the mother of your children, you can apply for this Order to allow you an input into the major decisions in their lives..

Specific Issue Order

This order sorts out a specific issue in dispute relating to your child, such as your choice of school, religious upbringing or medical treatment.

Prohibited Steps Order

An order preventing one of you taking an action relating to your children, such as trying to take them abroad without consent.

We can also advise you on other child-related issues including:

  • Adoption
  • Surrogacy
  • Special Guardianship
  • Step-parent Parental Responsibility
  • Child abduction (national and international)
  • School fees payments during and after divorce

Child support agreements

We can advise you on arranging your own child maintenance agreement as opposed to going through the statutory child maintenance services, the Child Support Agency and the Child Maintenance Service. We can also give you advice on child maintenance issues for receiving parents or children who live outside the UK.

Call us at LGFL Ltd for clear and current advice on any aspect of child law, parenting arrangements and custody issues.

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