We are experienced in acting for parents and children in situations where there is a dispute as to with whom a child should live or with whom they have contact and we understand how to work towards the best interests of the child.
Acting with sensitivity and discretion we provide our clients with emotional support and expert legal advice to help establish financial, lifestyle and contact arrangements.
Often issues arise from marital or relationship break down and there are disagreements regarding contact and parental responsibility of the child.
There are practical issues to resolve and agree upon:
· Where the children will live and with which parent
· How often the child sees the parent they are not living with
· Agreement on lifestyle concerns (religion, moral values, etc.)
· Holiday arrangements
· Contact with grandparents
We try to encourage parents to think of the practical aspects of child care, concentrating on which parent is best placed to cope with the children on specific days and to establish a framework that both parents can agree to.
If a child’s parents cannot reach an agreement then we can assist in application to the court for a Child Arrangements Order or if you have received notification that an Application has been made to the court we can help you present your side of the matter to the court to protect your rights where your children are concerned.
Many different factors are taken into consideration by the court when making decisions about children. The principle consideration is protecting the welfare of the child. The court will look to what effect any change in circumstances may have on the child, together with the child’s wishes, depending on his or her age, understanding and educational and physical needs.
Contact by Grandparents
Sometimes when a relationship between parents breaks down grandparents find that they lose contact with their grandchildren and cannot reach a mutually agreeable solution with the parents.
Grandparents may wish to consult a specialist family lawyer for information on court proceedings.
Grandparents don’t have an automatic right to apply for a court Order. First they have to apply to the court for permission to make the application for contact. The grandparent(s) must show that they have an important and meaningful connection with the child.
If a grandparent is granted leave to apply for a Child Arrangements Order, then the court will go on to consider their application in full.
An officer from the Children and Family court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) will be appointed to gather information and submit a report for the court to consider as part of the decision-making process. The court may or may not decide to have a full hearing, depending on whether the parent with care agrees with the CAFCASS report or whether the parties remain in dispute.
If the court decides that contact between the child and the grandparent(s) is in the child’s best interests, they may grant an order to this effect.
The court does have some powers to enforce Child Arrangement Orders making it very difficult for parents to ignore the decision of the court.
We are ready to discuss your case.If you want to establish contact arrangements, or protect the contact arrangements you have with your children.
Call for a free initial consultation today on 0207112 9126 or Contact Us online.
At Fahrenheit Law we have a wealth of experience in dealing with difficult and sensitive cases, and are ready to help you. If you are in a bad situation, we can help you get to a better place by taking appropriate action
Domestic abuse does not necessarily mean actual violence but includes a number of other forms of abuse and behaviour between adults who have been, or are currently, in the same family or a relationship. Abuse can include:
· Harassment and Stalking
· Assault and Violence
· Sexual abuse
· Psychological or Emotional abuse
Controlling behaviour such as blackmail or financial pressure.
Fahrenheit Law is experienced in obtaining both Non Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders to protect clients. We work closely with local agencies to assist our clients in being free from harassment, violence and threats of violence and are able to act quickly to ensure your protection.
We are ready to discuss your case. Call for a free initial consultation today on 0207112 9126 or Contact Us online.
When you have made a decision to divorce, resolving your shared finances and assets can be daunting, however it is important to secure your future by getting the right financial settlement.
A financial settlement is a legally binding decision on how you and your partner will divide your assets and wealth when your marriage ends. This can include:
With so much to consider, you need to have the best legal expertise on your side. Our nationally renowned solicitors have decades of experience, working in the highest courts, changing laws and setting new precedents. We offer a personal service, ensuring you're completely in the know and supported every step of the way.
A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work when defining a financial settlement, so we will look at your finances and lifestyle and ensure you get the best outcome possible. A range of factors are taken into account when deciding the terms, including:
You do not necessarily need to go to court to reach a financial settlement – you could agree an outcome with your partner through negotiation, arbitration, mediation or collaboration. Fahrenheit Law can offer options and solutions for your circumstances.
It is worth noting, however, that even if you agree a financial settlement out of court, you may need to take other issues, such as childcare, before a judge.
We work with you to ensure you understand the process and feel comfortable with every decision. We work tirelessly for you to achieve best possible result.
If you would like to talk to us about how we can help you with your divorce financial settlement, or if you would like to know more about our divorce services
We are ready to discuss your case. Call us on 0207112 9126 or Contact Us online.