At Stowe Family Law in Southampton, 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
Our child law experts at the Stowe Family Law Southampton 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 Southampton
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 Southampton 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) Southampton
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 Southampton family law team can help to support you throughout the process and clarify arrangements as quickly and amicably as possible.
Contact Stowe Family Law Southampton today
We’re Stowe Family Law, the only nationwide law firm that’s dedicated exclusively to family law, including divorce and child law. Our family law solicitors and divorce lawyers can help you through every stage of the process to ensure the best outcome for you.
Our Southampton solicitors break the processes of family law down, making it easier for you to understand.
So, if you need the best child law services and divorce advice Southampton has to offer, you can contact Stowe Family Law by requesting a free call back or calling us at 0238 251 3556. Our Southampton family solicitors office is located at 21 Carlton Cres, Southampton SO15 2ET.