The issues of “residence” and “contact” (previously referred to as “custody” and “access”) and “parental rights and responsibilities” can be the most challenging aspect of a separation or divorce. The breakdown of adult relationships can affect a child badly if the focus is solely on the parents, and it is important to minimise the adverse effect on children. Child related disputes can be resolved by the Collaborative process, Mediation, traditional negotiation, or if necessary, court action.
We can provide sound legal advice and guidance to you throughout, whatever legal process you choose, to resolve issues arising out of your separation, and to help you work towards a result which is in the best interests of you and your child.
Contact our family law team for further information on parental rights and responsibilities.