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Family Breakdown

The breakdown of a family is never easy, especially if children are involved. Whether you are dealing with a separation or a divorce, the last thing you want is for your children to get hurt in the process. As a parent, determining where your children will live and who they will spend their time with is essential for their well-being and future, no matter their age. Most cases have a smooth outcome, making it an easier transition for children. However, other cases can get nasty, challenging and stressful. This can result in disputes between parents and it can be difficult to come to a decision regarding the child’s best interests. 

Family-Focused Solicitors

Our team of family solicitors understand the challenges that can arise during a separation, divorce or other family issues. At Beeston Shenton Solicitors, one of our many visions is being family-focused. By showing our dedication and working hard to ensure our clients come to a settled agreement, both parties can move on and look forward to the future. For legal advice, please speak to us today.

How To Resolve Disputes Over Children?

When a dispute can’t be settled between a separated couple alone, it’s time to look at alternative methods of resolving them.


Mediation is a confidential and voluntary process where a professionally trained third party, referred to as a mediator, is appointed to work with both parties to sort any differences and help navigate towards a mutual agreement over finances, properties or children. This process is simpler and more cost-effective than going to court. 

Child Arrangement Orders

A child arrangement order is a legally binding document issued by the court which outlines the arrangements for the child. Key points in a child arrangement order include which parent the child will live with, how much time they will spend with the other parent, when phone calls or video calls and other forms of contact take place as well as education and religious matters. Anyone with parental responsibility can apply for this order and it must be followed by both parents. If the children experience emotional harm, the court may change their living arrangements if parental alienation is present.

Court Proceedings

If mediation and a child arrangement order fail to help both parties reach an agreement, court proceedings may be necessary in this case. Each parent will present their case and the court has the power to make the decisions, taking the child’s best interests into consideration. 

Award-Winning Family Solicitors in Staffordshire & Cheshire

As an award-winning family solicitor, Beeston Shenton Solicitors understands the frustration and challenges which come from disputes involving children. Our team of family solicitors can help bring clarity and structure for your children in a considerate and sensitive manner. With years of experience in family law, our solicitors can personally advise and assist you regarding mediation to reach mutual agreements or child arrangement orders, both in and out of court. 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your dispute, you can speak to one of our family solicitors directly by calling us on 0178 266 2424. Alternatively, you can submit an online enquiry or email us at info@beestonshenton.co.uk and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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