Child Arrangements

TWM Solicitors has a dedicated Family Law team with specialist knowledge of child arrangements, see how we can assist you here.

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Caroline Keeley
Partner and Head of Family Law

Parents often find it difficult to decide about the arrangements for their children after separation. We understand that disputes concerning children are emotionally distressing. At TWM Solicitors our advice is designed to minimise upheaval and disruption and will always ensure that your child’s welfare is the primary consideration.

Disputes concerning children can relate to parental responsibility, residence (formerly ‘custody’), when the children spend time with their parent (formerly ‘contact’), where the children live and attend school, the children’s religious upbringing, surnames, adoption, financial provision and unlawful removal from the country – for example when one parent would like to take the children to live abroad.

There are many types of orders available to the Court in Children proceedings. The Courts must however have regard to the “no order principle” set out in the Children Act 1989 and will not impose an order unless it considers that doing so would be better for the child than making no order at all.

Our family law solicitors are highly experienced in advising parents and acting on their behalf in relation to all legal matters concerning children. Our child arrangements solicitors will spend time understanding your goals and priorities, so that we can achieve the best outcome for you and your family.

We recognise that legal solutions imposed by the Court are not always in the best interests of our clients and their children. Our goal is to help you resolve disputes with your former partner amicably and constructively wherever possible. We understand the need for you and your former partner to maintain an ongoing relationship as parents in the future and we can discuss formalising your agreement into a Parenting Plan if appropriate.

Sometimes arrangements cannot be agreed satisfactorily between parents but this needn’t mean long and protracted court proceedings. Our family lawyers are skilled at achieving early resolution of issues while ensuring that your position is protected at all times.

To speak to a member of our family law team, please call us on 0330 555 0440 or email us at

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