What is Child Residency?
While many parents cooperate when it comes to sharing their children and resort to mediation to settle a dispute, not all do. In this case, a court decides on their behalf. This is residency, often still called “child custody”.
In England and Wales, if it becomes necessary for the court to deal with the arrangements for a child’s residency, with which parent, and whom the child will be allowed to have contact then the court will make its decision based on the facts of the cases presented. A court order is legally binding unless it is challenged through the appeal process.
Changing Court Orders
A court order can be varied if there are reasons which meet the statutory guidance to justify a change. It is expected that, the terms set out in a negotiated agreement or court order relating to children should be followed.
It is therefore highly advisable to seek legal advice from our family specialists if you are involved in any situation involving children where you require help and guidance.
Advice on Childcare Support
You may be facing a situation where regulatory or government authority decide that a child you have a connection to should be removed from their usual home to be looked after elsewhere.
These are extremely complex matters and can cause significant stress and disruption. Our Family Law team will be able to advise you on the nature of the issues, what’s involved and whether you can challenge the decision.
If we advise you to challenge the Local Authority’s decision to place a child in care, then we can also help you with your case and application for a hearing.
Get specialist advice on Child Residency and Childcare Support
Having an experienced Family Law barrister who can impartially and effectively guide you to a solution is highly recommended. Contact our family law experts today to get help making arrangements for your children. We handle all our cases with care, passion and exemplary service.