Child arrangements – what do you need to know?

Family Solicitors in Portsmouth

Separation is always difficult. When there are children involved, this creates a whole new level of complication. Legal assistance is often required to ensure that the children’s best interests are clear and their needs are being met. At Andrew & Andrew, we provide a safe environment to talk through any potential issues and help you figure out the best solution for your children when we act as your family solicitors in Portsmouth.

Child arrangements

After separation, the major child issues that need to be worked out are residency, contact and maintenance. These all need to be addressed to ensure that the children are being properly cared for and have the support of both parents. We can help mediate any disputes and reach a fair arrangement for everyone involved. At Andrew & Andrew, we are committed to conflict-free resolutions to difficult situations to help everyone involved to move forward.

Once there are systems in place, we can also help you if there are any changes that need to be made or if parties are not complying with the terms of any agreement. We are here to help at any stage of the process.

Parental responsibility

Having parental responsibility means having a say in decisions like a child’s education, religion, medical treatment and so on. In an ideal world, people with parental responsibility have similar ideas about all these things. When this isn’t the case, some legal help is often required to help make and implement decisions. As family solicitors in Portsmouth, Andrew & Andrew have experience with cases where there is a dispute over a child’s best interests. We help to sort through the issue and find an equitable solution that is sustainable for everyone.

Grandparents’ rights

Separation can be difficult for grandparents if they end up being separated from their grandchildren. There are no clear rights for grandparents but that doesn’t mean there is nothing we can do to help at Andrew & Andrew, family solicitors in Portsmouth. We can help you find a way to retain contact and help you make agreements, so you have clarity for the future. Family support is usually in the best interests of any children involved.