Our children team can help you put in place arrangements for the care of your children, both in relation to where they live and what time they spend with each parent. Our approach is to help you find an outcome that is in the best interests of your children and, where appropriate, allows them to enjoy a full and loving relationship with each parent.

Where children’s welfare is an issue, for example, due to domestic and/or substance abuse, our team is highly experienced in dealing robustly with these matters. We aim to achieve an outcome for the children that promotes their best interests and safeguards their physical and emotional wellbeing.

We work with a network of child-centred professionals who can assist you in working towards an agreement regarding the interim and long arrangements for your children, including professionals who may engage with the children directly where necessary and appropriate. Our approach is to work with you to avoid recourse to court in the hope that a resolution can be agreed through alternative means, including direct discussions, mediation or arbitration. Where this is not possible and court proceedings are necessary, we will guide and advise you through every step of the court process.

Contact our children team about your child arrangements query.

Meet the Children Law team

Our team is the pre-eminent divorce and family practice in the UK, ranked No.1 in both The Legal 500 and Chambers.

In an article in The Times, head of department Stephen Foster is “praised for leading Stewarts’ phalanx of family lawyers to the top of the pack”.

Nicola Hogg, Senior Associate, Divorce and Family, Stewarts

If you require assistance, please contact us or request a call from one of our lawyers.