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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 we 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 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 mediation, child 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 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 solicitor, child protection and child support pages.

The David Gray Arrangements for Children Whose Parents have Separated Team

Mary Shaw

Mary Shaw

Partner

Lucy Mead

Lucy Mead

Partner

Ailsa Gilhespy

Ailsa Gilhespy

Solicitor

Beth Tilley

Beth Tilley

Solicitor

David Allen

David Allen

Solicitor

Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell

Solicitor

Sukhi Patter

Sukhi Patter

Solicitor

Claire Hunter

Claire Hunter

Solicitor

Gael Phillips

Gael Phillips

Solicitor

Hannah Murray

Hannah Murray

Solicitor

Amy Lamb

Amy Lamb

Solicitor

Anna Curphey

Anna Curphey

Solicitor

Nicky Hunter

Nicky Hunter

Solicitor

Jessica Lung

Jessica Lung

Paralegal

Rebecca Graham

Rebecca Graham

Paralegal

Brian Cantwell

Brian Cantwell

Consultant

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