Arrangements for Children

We understand how precious your children are and how important it is that their best interests are protected and prioritised following any divorce or separation.

Unfortunately it is not always possible for parents to agree on which parent children should live with, or on the arrangements for them to spend time with or stay with the other parent. In these cases we can advise and assist you in resolving any dispute, be it through court proceedings, collaborative law, mediation or negotiation.

Additionally, the breakdown of a relationship sometimes leads to one parent wishing to relocate with the children either within the UK or abroad. We can advise on the legal considerations of such a proposal and, if necessary, assist in resolving any dispute arising either through discussions or court proceedings.

Often parents are able to agree arrangements, but feel that they would still benefit from some assistance in helping children through what can be a difficult time. We have close links with local counsellors who can provide support and advice on how best to deal with these sensitive issues.

Rights for Grandparents

Grandparents often play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. However, on separation, this relationship can be overlooked or intentionally blocked, despite this being a time when children may need the support of their grandparents more than ever. Grandparents can make an application to the Court for an order allowing them to see their grandchildren. In these cases, we can assist and advise in resolving any dispute either through court proceedings, collaborative law, mediation or negotiations.

The Family and Divorce Team

Melanie den Brinker

Melanie den Brinker
Partner

Emma Barlow

Emma Barlow
Solicitor

Margaret Evans

Margaret Evans
Solicitor

Lora Grogan

Lora Grogan
Paralegal

Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor
Solicitor

Kristy Underwood

Kristy Underwood
Chartered Legal Executive Advocate

Contact us

We recognise how important it is that you have confidence in your legal advisor. Therefore, if you would like to have an initial discussion before deciding how to proceed, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

T : 01892 510 222
F : 01892 510 333
E : info@bussmurton.co.uk

You can also contact individual team members directly by phone or email by clicking on our People page.