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Arrangements for Children Whose Parents have Separated

Children Law; Arrangements for Children

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The family team at David Gray is fully operational and working from home to help and advise you on all areas of family law including family court work, both ongoing and emergency, domestic abusearbitrationnegotiation,  mediationMIAMs and options meetings. We continue to offer legal aid wherever possible. Please contact us by email or call Louise Law on 0191 243 8163.


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.

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. 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 and collaborative family law, together with support services that you may find helpful.

We know that each family is different and in some cases the court does need to intervene. 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.

Whatever your family’s circumstances, our team in Newcastle and South Shields has the experience to handle your case in an effective and sensitive way.

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

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