Having passed the halfway point of Season Two of the Stewarts Divorce and Family Podcast, Episode 6 this week explores the process and best approach to child arrangements applications. A child arrangements order regulates living arrangements for a child and can be sought to regulate other important decisions regarding a child.

Tim Carpenter hosts this episode, having explored some “do’s and don’ts” for separating parents in respect of their children in Season One. This time he is joined by senior associate Rosie Stewart and associate Lydia Fowler.

Questions answered in this episode include:

  • What is the process for parents to make a child arrangements order?
  • What is the court’s approach to an application and what can a parent expect to achieve?
  • What should a parent think about before making an application or discussing matters with a solicitor?
  • What impact has the Covid-19 pandemic had on the court and children proceedings?


More Divorce and Family Podcast

Season Two of the Stewarts Divorce and Family Podcast is underway, with the ten-episode season concluding in 2023. The latest episodes are available now to listen to below as well as on all leading podcast hosting platforms including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, AmazonGoogle PodcastsStitcher and Deezer.

Season One of the podcast is now available to listen to in full, and covers topics including finances following separation, what to expect in court, common mistakes that can be avoided and co-parenting after separation.

The Stewarts Divorce and Family Podcast is hosted by partner Sam Longworth, senior associate Jenny Bowden and associate Tim Carpenter. Each episode features other leading lawyers from our Divorce and Family department and covers a wide range of topics to help individuals, advisors and others understand and navigate the many issues that can arise between a couple on separation, as well as other angles of family law such as nuptial agreements and cohabitation.

Our team also discusses the introduction of no-fault divorce in a special episode, discussing the significant changes to divorce in 2022 and why these changes matter to separating couples.



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