Child Arrangements

Protecting child welfare during parental separation: Expert advice


How to protect the welfare of children when their parents’ separate

Our team understands that for separated parents dealing with disputes about children can be traumatic. Your children and their welfare, are naturally your primary concern. We offer expert advice on protecting child welfare during parental separation.

Our advice is sensitive and pragmatic when dealing with arrangements for children. We recognise the emotional complexity of parental disputes and the need to place the welfare of the child front and centre of all we do.

How to navigate arrangements for your children on separation?

You may be struggling to agree about where your children should live,  how much time they should spend with the other parent, or wider family members. Some clients have concerns around introducing new partners, or may need to relocate with their children to another part of the country.

These steps should not be taken unilaterally and absent agreement with the other parent, or a court order. There may be specific issues around education and medical care for your children that you simply cannot resolve without support. You may be unclear about what you should pay or receive in child maintenance. Sadly, some cases involve serious allegations of parental alienation and abuse and social services may have become involved.

Protecting Child Welfare during parental separation

Expert advice with a team that understands these complexities and how to navigate a system which appears daunting and confusing is vital.

In an increasingly international world, where work and family obligations can sometimes require one parent to move abroad, we regularly advise clients on issues pertaining to the relocation of children. We also advise on  complex international child abduction and applications for the return of children.

When determining issues relating to your child, the court will refer to the Welfare Checklist which is contained in The Children Act 1989. You can access this here:

Contact our team of experts who are on hand to assist 

If you require further guidance or assistance from our team of specialists, contact our team of specialists on 01245 895105 or send your enquiry to

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