Arranging for your children following a separation is undoubtedly emotionally difficult.
That's why our specialist child law team is here to guide you through the process and help resolve any issues as quickly and amicably as possible. We use our expertise to help you navigate the court system while always keeping the best interests of your children in mind. We have experience with many different situations arising from divorce or separation, both recently and in the past.
So, if you need to protect your rights to access your children, to make arrangements for them or you feel their current arrangements are not in their best interests, please contact us today. At Stowe, you’ll find the best child custody lawyers Leeds has to offer—and when it comes to child custody, nothing but the best will do.
What is a Child Arrangements Order?
A Child Arrangements Order is a court order that sets out who is responsible for the care of a child. It is usually used when the parents cannot agree on how to split care of their children.
A Child Arrangements Order can state who the children live with, where they live and when and how the children will see both parents. For example, they may spend weeknights in the family home and weekends with the other parent. It can also set out other types of contact such as phone calls, video calls, cards and letters etc.
So, put simply, a CAO essentially defines who has custody to the child and what rights the other parent has. This applies in Leeds as it does around the country.
You need to apply to the family court for a Child Arrangements Order, and the process can include several hearings. Once in place, the order is legally binding and usually lasts until the child is 18 years old. As such, it is vital that you seek out expert legal representation with so much at stake.
Contact Stowe for Child Custody Lawyers Near Me (Free Consultation)
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 Leeds.
At Stowe, we work hard to make family law easier to understand and know that each case is unique - each one needing tailored support and handled with care.
In choosing Stowe Family Law Leeds, 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 Leeds area going through a family breakdown to move forward in life from a position of renewed strength.
So, if you’re still looking for top rated child custody lawyers ‘near me’, contact Stowe Family Law today, request a free call back or call us at 0113 417 0918. You can find our Leeds family solicitors office on the 5th Floor of Minerva House, 29 E Parade, Leeds, LS1 5PS.