Children in Divorce & Child Custody

If you have to adress the issue of divorce the first thing that comes to mind is the welfare of your children. Divorce involves legal implications for your family unit and your children, you should be considering:

Who gets custody of the children?

How is child custody arranged?

Am I entitled to child custody as a father?

How do I stop my husband or wife from seeing the children?

Will I have to pay child maintenance payments?

How can I afford child maintenance?

Mainy people expect the issue of child custody to be raised automaticaly when they petition for divorce. This is not the case.  In order for this to happen a form known as a "'statement of arrangements for children' needs to be fiiled in.

The form is made up of four sections that need to be competed. In these sections you will ned to provide a lot of detail concerning your children's home life, the details of their schooling and information on their care and maintenance.

Because of the detail and complexity involved in raising the issue of child custody, it is important you get expert professional advice before attemting to complete the form. Family Law Southampton can help you and give you the advantage of having best possible start to the divorce process and subsequent court proceedings.

Family law is always changing. For example if you are a divorcing couple about to go to court to debate finances on divorce, since April 2011 you are required to go through a Mediation Assesment.

By contacting Family Law Southampton you will be able to talk to specialist family law solicitors. Our Family law solicitors  are expert and experienced in dealing with family law relating to children in divorce. Family Law Southampton solicitors  will  guide and help you all the way through what can be a sometimes complicated and complex area of family law.

If any of the issues on this page or this site are affecting you and you fel you would benefit from legal advice call Family Law Southampton on 02393 162543, you can also fill out our online enquiry form or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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