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FAQ: Who will take custody of our children after our separation/ divorce?

Posted on: 2 January 2018 by Goodwins Family Law Solicitors

Who takes custody of your children depends on the case – parents will often try to obtain permission from the courts to relocate, and in some cases, they may still relocate even if they do not obtain permission. When deciding which parent gets custody of the child, the paramount factor that courts take into account is what is in the best interests of the child or children. This is determined by reference to many factors:

  • The child’s personal feelings and opinions
  • If there is any risk of harm to the child
  • The age, gender and background of the children
  • The capability of the parent to provide for and support the child
  • The effect any potential changes could have on the child

If you are worried about the risk of your partner leaving the country or moving to another part of the country with your child or children, then it is possible to apply to court for a Prohibited Steps Order to prevent the removal of the child from its current location.

Needing some professional advice on child custody? You can get in touch with Goodwins Family Law today to book an initial fixed fee consultation for a confidential discussion and we’ll be happy to help. We are located in Harrow, London, with on site car parking and accessible from public transport links. Alternatively, if you are overseas we possess the capabilities to arrange a Skype call with you if it is more convenient.

Goodwins Family Law Solicitors is a registered company in England. © Goodwins Family Law Solicitors 2022. All Rights Reserved.

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