We understand that it is important for a child to be familiar with both their parents. Following the unfortunate breakdown of a relationship matters relating to the children is the hardest aspect to deal with.
Access rights to children is referred to as contact. This can include how many hours a child shall spend with each parent. Residence determines where the child shall live.
We can help parents, family members and grandparents in determining matters regarding the children where matters cannot be agreed amicably.
Within the court proceedings an Officer of the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS) will be in attendance at the first hearing to assist the parties and the judge.
Where an agreement cannot be reached the Court will direct that statements be filed together with a report from CAFCASS. The CAFCASS officer will meet with you, the other party and your child if your child is at an understanding age to discuss matters. Whilst the report is to assist parents if it contains clear recommendations and the case proceeds to a final hearing then it is likely the judge will follow that recommendation.
We can help you deal with matters whether you are a parent, grandparent or other family member or friend. We will guide you through the process at each stage.
We are experienced in dealing with a wide range of issues relating to children from parental responsibility, taking your child abroad to obtaining court orders.
Simply contact us today on 0113 270 7002 or email us to book a free consultation.
Why Choose Us!
Harris and Green Solicitors have recently extended their services to include family law. Although we are family law solicitors in Leeds, we don’t just cover the Leeds area. Our family law clients are national and span the whole of the UK.
Our qualified and experienced solicitors handle your case with care, sensitivity and professionalism
Family Law is sensitive and can require a keen understanding of the technicalities that divorces, FINANCES, CHILD ARRANGEMENTS, DOMESTIC violence, forced marriages and other family law issues can bring.