If you have decided to end your relationship and you have children, you will need to come to a mutual agreement about practical issues concerning your children.
You will need to consider some of the following:
- Where will your children live?
- How much time will the children spend with each parent?
- Who pays for your children?
- What to do if your child is taken somewhere without your permission?
These types of arrangements are often legally referred to as ‘child arrangements’. Child arrangements can be an informal agreement between the parents; however, it is best to record the arrangements in a formal document (especially if difficulties exist between the parents).
You should try to clearly communicate with your ex-partner if the child arrangements you have previously agreed on are not working, as this is often a better option than Court.
You will only need to go to Court if there has been abuse in your relationship, or if you really cannot agree with one another about the best way forward. Hopefully, Court will not be your only option because we are skilled at helping you have the vision to see beyond conflict.
Our firm has helped hundreds of people throughout Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Birchington, Deal, Dover, Sandwich and Canterbury, and all other areas in Kent, Thanet and the South East of England with their legal needs.
If you need more help dealing with any type of child arrangements, you should get in touch with us today.