At Stowe Family Law in Preston, we understand that working out legal issues involving your children can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Our expert child law team will guide you through the process of making child arrangements post-separation, and our team of child maintenance solicitors are here to help you achieve the most positive outcome.
Our Child Law Services in Preston
Our child law experts at the Stowe Family Law Preston 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 Preston
What is child maintenance?
Child maintenance is a recurring payment provided by one parent to the other. The payment covers a child's living expenditures and is computed using a variety of factors and conditions.
Separated parents should try to discuss and agree on a child support amount. This, however, is not always achievable. When there is a disagreement, they will apply to the CMS (Child Maintenance Service), which arranges and collects child maintenance payments.
Our Preston divorce lawyers have supported many families to resolve child maintenance issues directly, through the CMS, and sometimes through the court system.
Child Custody (Child Arrangements Order) Preston
What is a child arrangements order?
A child arrangements order is a court order that specifies who is responsible for a child's care, including who the children live with, where they reside, and when and how they will visit each parent. When parents cannot agree on how to care for their children, child arrangements orders are frequently employed.
Several hearings in a family court may be required as part of the child arrangements order procedure. However, once in place, it is legally enforceable and normally lasts until the child reaches the age of 18.
Our Preston family law team can help to support you throughout the process and clarify arrangements as quickly and amicably as possible.
Contact Stowe Family Law Preston 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 Preston.
At Stowe, we work hard to make family law easier to understand and know that each case we handle in Preston is unique - each one needing tailored support and handled with care.
In choosing Stowe family law Preston, 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 Preston 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 Preston has to offer, you can contact Stowe Family Law by requesting a free call back or calling us at 01772 953946. Our Preston family solicitors office is located at Unit 5, Albert Edward House, The Pavilions, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston PR2 2YB.
Matthew is a Senior Associate and was noted in the Legal 500 for being ‘excellent’ and thinking ‘through cases very carefully to make very sound tactical decisions.’ His specialism is resolving financial issues following a divorce or separation and he frequently advises clients on cohabitation issues. He is based at our Liverpool office.