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Children, Residency and Custody

When a relationship breaks down, children are often at the centre of the struggle.

What about the children? We all want what is best for our children following any relationship breakdown.

Who the children live with ( residency of children or custody as it used to be known) is often a sticking point: that’s why you need expert Family Law solicitors. Often the most difficult aspect of splitting up is making a decision about the arrangements for the residency of children: where children will spend their time, and how they will be brought up.

Our Family Law team has substantial experience in dealing with all issues relating to children.

We will explore the options available to you to resolve the issues whether by agreement or through Court proceedings. The Family Law team at Wilson Browne are one of the most established teams in the area and can meet you at any of our offices in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire including Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Higham Ferrers, Wellingborough and Leicester.

If you can’t agree

On the occasions when agreement is not possible there are a variety of Court Orders that can be applied for. These could include:

  • Child Arrangements Order, stating where a child should live and the arrangements to see the other parent.
  • Prohibited Steps Orders, which would prevent action such as a child being removed to another country.
  • Specific Issue Orders, which might deal with particular issues relating to a child’s upbringing, such as a change of surname or schooling.

There may also be finance and property issues that you require assistance with for both you and your children. We can advise you on the full range of issues.

Our Family Law team can also help you with all aspects of Special Guardianship, which often involves wider family members.

Knowing the cost

People often worry that using a solicitor means uncertainty about cost – we promise to inform you before we begin and to keep you informed throughout. You will always be kept informed of costs in a clear and easily understandable way: it is as simple and as important as that.

You’ll be given an estimate of fees in advance. We will not begin any work until you are happy with our estimated costs. We will be clear on our charges, including VAT and, we will also be clear on any fees that any third parties may need to charge you in relation to the matter.

If you ask us to carry out additional work, we will tell you what this may cost and there will be no hidden costs….that’s a promise

Why choose Wilson Browne Solicitors?

When you contact the solicitors in the Family Law team, you’ll be drawing on the experience and expertise of one of the most established teams in the area which offers the convenience of meeting you at one of our offices across Northamptonshire and Leicestershire in Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Higham Ferrers, Wellingborough and Leicester.Legal500_0

We are delighted that our Family Law team has been recognised by the Legal 500 – a Who’s Who of the legal profession. No other Northamptonshire law firm has achieved this accolade.