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Child Contact – Resolution Without the Court Battle

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It is always an emotional time when parents cannot agree contact arrangements regarding the children.  This has the potential to harm the children who may be exposed to their parents’ arguments, as well as not knowing from one week to the next which parent they are going to stay with.

These disagreements often come at a stressful time when the parties are separating or divorcing and emotions are running ‘high’ on both sides.  

We try to work with our clients to focus on what is in the best interests of the children and exploring the options for a balanced contact arrangement that works for both parties.

The parties do not need to go running to the Courts for a resolution.  Often this can lead to further strains on an already tense situation.  We can arrange mediation sessions for the parties to attend and seek resolution with the help of a trained family mediator.  This is a far quicker and cheaper option for all involved.

We will also seek to address any concerns with the other party and explore options for reaching an agreement in correspondence, or by way of the parties attending a meeting at our offices.  

Importantly, parties can now record any agreement reached into a Consent Order which the Court will consider and seal, making it binding on both parties.  This gives protection as to the agreed arrangements for both parties without having incurred significant legal fees in battling through contested hearings at Court which can often leave both parties with legal fees of around £10,000 or more.

If you would like to discuss any child contact issues you are experiencing, then please contact us on 0121 270 2700 and speak to one of our Family Solicitors.  Alternatively, please fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you shortly.

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