Children Law

Cases involving children must be dealt with delicately and sensitively. We are expert in children law cases, including those with an international element where speed is often of the essence.

Types of orders

The welfare of a child must be the paramount consideration.

There are a range of legal issues which can affect children when parents separate, to include:

The welfare checklist

When a court considers these issues, it will often take into account (except in some child abduction cases) the following welfare checklist:

 

  • the ascertainable wishes and feelings of the child
  • any physical, emotional and educational needs
  • the likely effect of any change of circumstances
  • age, sex, background and any relevant characteristics
  • any harm suffered or at risk of suffering
  • how capable each parent is (or any other relevant person) of meeting the child’s needs
  • the range of powers of the court

 

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Resolution

If you would like to discuss any family law issues please contact James Maguire & Co for a free, informal and no obligation consultation by telephone on +44 (0) 1625 544650 or email: james.maguire@family-law.co.uk

 

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