Working out what is best for the children when a relationship or marriage ends can be extremely difficult for all parties involved.
Key decisions may have to be made, for example about where the children live, how much time they should spend with each parent, what contact they should have with wider family such as grandparents, which school should they should attend and whether they should travel internationally to particular countries or move permanently abroad.
Matters may be complicated further if or a child had specific needs or when a parent has existing issues which may result in supervised or limited time with the children requirements. Any decisions made may need to be revisited on a regular basis as the children grow up and their needs evolve.
For adopted children or children born through surrogacy, jurisdiction issues may apply; as different countries have different laws deal with these specific circumstances.
We are well positioned to advise you on the best options for your children’s particular circumstances. Every family is unique: each requires bespoke arrangements to ensure that the children’s best interests are promoted, their well-being is considered and their various needs are met. We are experienced in all methods of resolving issues relating to children, and well versed in resolving those issues without court proceedings. We are equally well versed in dealing with those situations where the relationship has broken down completely and a judge has to make the decisions Our experts are on hand to advise you and steer you to achieve the best possible outcome for your children.
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