Divorce and separation can be more painful when children are involved. Following separation, parents may feel uncertain as to which of them will have day to day care of the children and how arrangements can work practically in terms of visas, sponsorship, accommodation and work related benefits. The non-resident parent may be concerned about losing regular contact with their children, being unable to take them on holiday or visit grandparents. Both parents may have concerns about how decisions will be made regarding the children and be unsure of their rights, especially in a foreign country.
Our lawyers will discuss what laws will be applicable to your matter, and advise accordingly. Our aim is to ensure that you and your children are protected, and long standing, workable arrangements are made between parents.
‘Parental responsibility‘ is a phrase used to describe the rights, duties and powers that an individual has over a child by law. Parental responsibility is acquired by the mother at the birth of a child, and by the father if he is married to the mother or acquired it by other means. Read more about obtaining parental responsibility as an unmarried father, or other relative by reading our Parental Responsibility advice page.
Our lawyers will discuss your options with you from the outset, including the costs, timescale and likely outcome of any course of action. This will allow you to make an informed decision as to how you wish your case to progress.
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Divorce and Family Law
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