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Child arrangement solicitors advise and support separated parents on shared parenting and care.

More than one third of children will see their parents separate before their 16th birthday. If you are worried about how your children will cope with your separation, you are not alone.

Shared parenting and parental alienation

For couples that separate, making suitable arrangements for children to spend time with both of their parents, and other family members, is a priority.

Psychological research clearly shows that it is not divorce or separation which causes long term problems for children but rather the effect of living with parental conflict post-separation. And this conflict takes its toll on parents too. Parental alienation can also have a negative effect on a child’s wellbeing, and this is something that our child arrangement solicitors can advise on if needed.

Separation and mediation services

We know that arrangements for children that work best are usually the ones you can reach by agreement with or without the help of legal and other separation services.

We know that child arrangements for children that work best are usually the ones you can reach by agreement with or without the help of legal and other separation services.

Our child arrangement solicitors will advise you about your options for discussing and resolving arrangements for your children in a constructive and sensitive way. This includes advising you about the various processes available to you including family mediationchild custody mediation and collaborative family law, together with support services that you may find helpful.

Shared care child arrangement orders

We know that each family is different and in some cases the court does need to intervene. This is where a shared care child arrangement order may come in. This is a legal document that sets out living arrangements for the child, it can be a time-consuming process to get this finalised.

Whatever your family’s circumstances, our child arrangement solicitors in Newcastle and South Shields have the experience to handle your case in an effective and sensitive way. Our award winning team of expert family lawyers will advise and represent you so that you can get the best possible outcome for you and your family. Our family team contains Resolution accredited Children Law specialists and members of the Children Panel.

For advice about arrangements for children or shared care child arrangement orders contact us by phone, email or complete the contact form on our website.

If you’re looking for further advice on child services, have a look on our social services solicitorchild protection and child support pages.

The David Gray Arrangements for Children Whose Parents have Separated Team

Lucy Mead

Lucy Mead

Partner

Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell

Senior Associate Solicitor

Claire Hunter

Claire Hunter

Senior Associate Solicitor

Anna Curphey

Anna Curphey

Senior Associate Solicitor

Beth Tilley

Beth Tilley

Solicitor

Sukhi Patter

Sukhi Patter

Solicitor

Gael Phillips

Gael Phillips

Solicitor

Jenny Carter

Jenny Carter

Solicitor

Aimee McKay

Aimee McKay

Trainee Solicitor

Rebecca Graham

Rebecca Graham

Paralegal

Mary Shaw

Mary Shaw

Consultant

Brian Cantwell

Brian Cantwell

Consultant

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