At Stowe Family Law in Chester, we understand that working out legal issues involving your children can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Our specialist child law team will guide you through the process of creating post-separation child arrangements, and our team of child maintenance lawyers are available to help you get the best possible conclusion.
Our Child Law Services
Our child law experts at the Stowe Family Law Chester office will take you through the legal process with your children’s best interest at the forefront of resolving any contact arrangements and child maintenance issues.
Child Maintenance Chester
What is child maintenance?
Child maintenance is a fixed payment made from one parent to another. The payment covers the living expenses of a child and is calculated based on a range of different criteria and circumstances.
Ideally, parents that are separated will negotiate and agree on the child maintenance amount. However, this is not always possible. In cases where there is a disagreement, they will apply to the government-run CMS (Child Maintenance Service) who arrange and collect child maintenance payments.
Our Chester divorce lawyers have supported many families to resolve child maintenance issues directly, through the CMS, and sometimes through the court system.
Custody (Child Arrangements Order) Chester
What is a child arrangements order?
A child arrangements order is a court order stating who is responsible for the care of a child, including who the children live with, where they live, and when and how the children will see each parent. Child arrangements orders are often used when the parents cannot agree on how to arrange care of their children.
The child arrangements order process can include several hearings at a family court. However, once in place it is legally binding and will usually remain until the child is 18.
Our Chester family law team can help to support you throughout the process and clarify arrangements as quickly and amicably as possible.
Contact Stowe Family Law Chester today
We’re Stowe Family Law, the only national law firm dedicated to family matters with the UK’s largest team of specialist family lawyers and an office in the heart of the city of Chester.
At Stowe, we work hard to make family law easier to understand and know that each case across Greater Manchester is unique - each one needing tailored support and handled with care.
In choosing Stowe family law Chester, clients are guided through the process with empathy and care and the reassurance that they have the right team of people by their side.
With offices across the UK, we practice all areas of family law and support people in the Chester area going through a family breakdown to move forward in life from a position of renewed strength.
So, if you need the best child law services and divorce advice Chester has to offer, you can contact Stowe Family Law by requesting a free call back or calling us at 01244 885 130. Our Chester family solicitors office is located at Regus House, Business Park, Heronsway, Chester CH4 9QR.