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If you have tried mediation, or mediation is unsuitable, there are a range of court orders available to secure your rights to spend time with your child:-

  • A Parental Responsibility Order will give parental rights;
  • A Child Arrangements Order will govern where children live and how much time is spent with each parent;
  • A Specific Issue Order will determine a specific contested issue between parents, such as a change of name or change of school;
  • A Prohibited Steps Order will restrict one or both parents from taking certain steps without the consent of the court.

The Children & Family Court Advisory & Support Service (CAFCASS) will be involved at an early stage. The Court may appoint a CAFCASS officer to prepare a full report of recommendations for the children.

The welfare of the child is of paramount importance to the Court. In exercising their discretion, the court will have regard to:-

  • The ascertainable wishes and feelings of the child;
  • His/her physical, emotional and educational needs;
  • The likely effect on him/her of any change in those circumstances;
  • His/her age, sex, background, and any characteristics of his which the court considers relevant;
  • Any harm which he/she has suffered or is at risk of suffering;
  • How capable each of his/her parents, and any other person in relation to whom the court considers the question to be relevant, is of meeting his/her needs; and
  • The range of powers available to the Court.

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Our Approach & Our Experience

We understand that not seeing your child every day is one of the hardest things about separation.

Our specialist solicitors can support and advise you as to your practical and legal options, tailored to your circumstances, as we know that every family is different.

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Our Promise & Core Values

Our Promise

The Myerson Promise - Our Partners, team of lawyers and support staff commit to giving our clients more.

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To always give you clear, jargon-free advice.
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To be completely transparent about our fees from the outset.
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Progress every matter in an efficient and timely matter.

Our Core Values

Our core values are at the centre of everything we do.

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We are always professional but ensure that we are friendly and approachable.
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We are determined and enthusiastic about supporting our clients and our people.
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We willingly take responsibility and can be relied on to be commercial, effective and efficient.

Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Jane Tenquist

Jane Tenquist

Jane is a Partner and Head of the Family Law Team

Nichola Bright

Nichola Bright

Nichola is a Senior Solicitor in our Family Law department

Holly Atkins

Holly Atkins

Holly is a Trainee Solicitor in our Family department

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Please send us your enquiry using this enquiry form, or you can send us an email to lawyers@myerson.co.uk