We understand the many complexities that come with abusive relationships, including the care of your children. We take the protection of children seriously, which is why we strive to achieve the best result for you and your children. There are varying protective measures we can assemble, including:
- Child Arrangement Orders.
- Prohibited Steps Orders.
What is a Child Arrangement Order?
A child arrangements order is an order which details who a child should live with and who the child can spend time with and for how long.
A Child Arrangements Order is created based on the individuals involved, factoring the best considerations for your children. When the court is deciding whether to grant a Child Arrangements Order, the child’s welfare is its primary consideration. The court will follow the ‘welfare checklist’, which covers lots of points including the child’s wishes and feelings, their needs and the likely effect on the child of any change in circumstances.
Our solicitors also have a wealth of experience in representing clients in complex matters including:
- Parental alienation.
- Relocation, including International relocation.
- Grandparents rights.
What is a Prohibited Steps Order?
A Prohibited Steps Order is an order the court can make, which prohibits the other parent from removing children from the care of the parent whom the child lives with. This order can help to alleviate domestic violence settings, especially if there is a concern the child is at risk of abuse and controlling behaviour.
If you’re separated from your partner, and you’re worried they’ll carry out acts which can harm your children, a Prohibited Steps Order can apply and prevent them from harmful activities. We understand your children’s safety is your prime concern, so when this order is considered by the court, your children’s welfare is paramount.
The courts heavily consider children’s welfare whenever it comes to orders, so rest assured if you need to provide protection for your children, we can aid you and your children’s safety. Our domestic violence solicitors will do their utmost to ensure you have the best protection in place for you and your family.
If you experience psychological, physical or financial abuse from someone you know, you can reach out to us and we’ll support you every step of the way.