There are no more heated court disputes of the same level of contentiousness than those over child custody and child support. Even throughout the challenging process of getting a divorce, you have a responsibility to take into account the financial requirements of both your partner and your children. Our job as divorce lawyers is to help you do that.
Our Children’s Law Services in Liverpool
Child maintenance is an agreed-upon sum of money paid by one parent to the other for the purpose of covering the costs of raising a child. The amount of this payment is determined by a number of factors and considerations. In a perfect world, the parents will discuss, negotiate over, and come to an agreement over the amount of maintenance to be paid as well as the expenses that it will cover among themselves. In the event that this cannot be accomplished, an application can be submitted to the CMS (Child Maintenance Service).
The CMS is a government entity that coordinates and processes payments for maintenance. Our team of divorce solicitors has assisted a large number of families in resolving maintenance difficulties both directly and through the CMS, as well as, on occasion, the court system. They have gained this significant knowledge throughout the course of their practise.
Child Custody (Child Arrangements Order) in Liverpool
Child arrangement orders are court orders that define the obligations of the parents for the care of their child and are issued by the court. They are obligatory in situations in which the parents are unable to come to an agreement among themselves about the appropriate distribution of these duties.
These orders can specify who the children reside with, where they will live, and how frequently and for how long each parent who is separated can see their children (including other forms of contact such as phone calls and video calls). In order to get a child arrangement order, you are need to file a petition with the family court, and the procedure may involve more than one hearing. Once it has been issued, the order is legally enforceable and often remains in effect until the child reaches the age of 18.
Our Liverpool-based team can help you secure a favourable child arrangements order for you. At Stowe, we can also use our years of experience to help with all other aspects of child law, including:
Spousal maintenance. Aside from child maintenance, a divorced spouse may be entitled to support that maintains their level of lifestyle.
Religious divorce. Our local team can assist with both Jewish and Muslim divorce, and will remain considerate of your needs and those of your children throughout the divorce process.
International divorce and custody agreements. Working with a law team that may be from a different country, and having to navigate
Contact Stowe Family Law Liverpool 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 Liverpool.
At Stowe, we work hard to make family law easier to understand and know that each case we handle in Merseyside is unique - each one needing tailored support and handled with care.
In choosing Stowe family law Liverpool, 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 Liverpool area going through a family breakdown to move forward in life from a position of renewed strength.
So, if you need the best divorce advice Liverpool has to offer, contact Stowe Family Law today, request a free call back or call us at 01513 680466. Our Liverpool family solicitors office can be found at Stowe Family Law LLP, 2nd Floor, Edward Pavilion, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AF.