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The breakdown of a relationship is difficult, especially if there are children involved. 

When going through a divorce or separation, child custody or residence is the main priority for parents. Although parents are usually able to come to a mutual agreement in relation to the residence of their child or children, in some situations they are unable to do so without either the assistance of a mediator or the courts.

Our separation solicitors have decades of combined experience in dealing with child-related matters and are aware of the significance and impact a relationship breakdown can have on children and parents.

If you are going through a separation and want to reach an agreement about child residence, contact a Jones Whyte separation lawyer today.

Residence advice

Residence (formerly known as ‘custody’) is the term used to describe with whom a child should live.

At Jones Whyte, we have extensive experience dealing with matters relating to children where parents and relevant parties cannot agree with whom the child should have their primary residence, or how much contact should take place with a non-resident parent or grandparent.

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If you believe it is in the best interests of the child to reside with you, then you can apply to the court for a Residence Order with the help of one of our solicitors for separation. The court will assess the appropriateness of your request and the welfare of the child when considering whether or not to grant this.

It is important to note that, even if a court decides that the child should live with one parent and not the other, this does not mean that the non-resident parent loses their parental rights and responsibilities.

If you have any questions about parental rights after separation, our lawyers will be able to answer them.

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Jones Whyte separation solicitors

At Jones Whyte, our family law team has extensive experience. We can advise on many different family law matters, including:

Whatever you are going through, contact our solicitors for straightforward, empathetic separation advice today.

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