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Children (Contact and Residence)

Sittingbourne Solicitors for Child Contact and Child Residence

Whether you are married, in a civil partnership or living together, the priority when a family breaks up is the welfare of the children.

Separation is an upsetting time for everyone involved and the last thing that anyone needs is for the children involved to be any more worried or upset than entirely necessary. We strongly believe that the child’s welfare is paramount.

It is always possible for the family involved to come to an agreement between themselves or by employing Ratcliffes to speak to the other solicitors involved in the case, or through mediation. We will only resort to taking the case to Court when our initial efforts have already been tried and have failed.

As a parent you will need to think about:

  • Who should have parental responsibility – who should make the main day-to-day decisions about the child/children
  • Who should the child/children live with
  • How often should the child have contact with the parent that they do not live with
  • What about contact with extended family such as step-parents and step-brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles
  • Where will the child/children go to school

If you are involved in a separation and are worried about the welfare of your children we are here to help. We will advise you about the best steps to take and prepare and guide you through the necessary paperwork. If the worst comes to the worst and a decision is needed to be taken by the Court then we will be on your side.



Contact Us

To arrange an initial fixed-fee appointment, call us on 01795 859279 or contact us online.