Child Custody Resources Cheshire

Child custody is a major issue that divorcing couples need to deal with and it can be contentious if the two parties cannot compromise. If you're going through a divorce and there are children involved, make sure you know your rights as a parent and learn about ways to come to agreements that suit all parties, particularly the children. Continue reading to learn more about child custody resources and get information on local companies and providers that will help you in your search.

Chronnell Hibbert
0161 3683434
5 Reynard Street
Hyde
A B Henry & Co
0161 4778558
72-74 Wellington Road South
Stockport
Northern Legal Services
08450 958131
8 Dryhurst Drive
Stockport
Lees Lloyd Whitley
0151 6470117
Ground Floor
Birkenhead
Barry K Holland
0151 6662181
47-48 Hamilton Square
Birkenhead
Rowlinsons
01928 735333
105 Main St
Frodsham
Griffiths & Hughes Parry
01352 711815
7 Brynford Street
Holywell
Aaron & Partners Ltd
01244 405555
5-7 Grosvenor Court
Chester
Ashcrofts & Co
01744 22947
36 Hall Street
St Helens
Butcher & Barlow
01928 576056
66 High Street
Runcorn
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Child Custody Advice, Help & Information

Child Custody & Residence Advice

Custody/Residence

No orders regarding children are automatically made on divorce. You must file a 'Statement of Arrangements' detailing agreements about what will happen with the children - where they will live, contact arrangements, which school they will attend etc. You can get these forms from your local court and complete them yourself or with the help of a solicitor . Both parties must sign the form.

If agreement can not be reached you can apply to the court to resolve the issue where they will make decisions based on the welfare of the child.

The court can make these orders and the following terminology is used:

  • A Residence Order (previously known as Custody) - where and with whom a child will live.
  • A Contact Order (previously known as an Access Order) - this states who should be allowed contact with the child.
  • Prohibited Steps Order - this order prevents specific actions in relation to a child, for example taking them from the country.
  • Specific Issue Order - this relates to a specific issue for a child such as schooling.

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