Children & Contact

Child custody laws An experienced family lawyer in your corner

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A divorce or separation can put an enormous amount of emotional strain on a family, especially when children are involved. Here at Bramsdon & Childs Solicitors, we have vast experience in child living arrangements and contact rights and can use that knowledge to find the best solution for your family.
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Helping you with:

  • Contact and contact disputes
  • Child care & custody
  • Child maintenance
  • Contact rights
  • Relationship breakdown (cohabiting couples)
  • Civil partnerships - gay couples are allowed to marry and if their relationship breaks down, then they have to go through a divorce. But if they are not married then it is dissolution of the civil partnership.
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Pre-Nuptial and Post Nuptial agreements
  • Grandparents and their contact/relationship with grandchildren
  • Change of Name Deeds

Custody of children: parent vs parent

Child living arrangement laws are in place to determine where a child’s primary residence is, following the separation of the parents. Joint custody of children splits this residency equally and means both parents get an equal say in decision making. Not every divorce ends so amicably; if a mutual resolution cannot be reached, the merits of each parent will be assessed individually.

Child maintenance: what’s owed?

If a child maintenance figure has not been decided amicably, our solicitors can help you work out the statutory amount you would be owed, and talk you through the options regarding this. Should the case need to be taken to court, Bramsdon & Childs Solicitors will be there for you every step of the way.

Working around your needs

Every contact case is different; that’s why we tailor our approach for every client. Whether a third party, such as a grandparent or fellow family member, is petitioning for custody, or you need to apply alter or regain custody following a change in circumstances, you can count on us for all the advice and assistance you need.

  • A shoulder to lean on

    ‘The service I received was brilliant. I am very satisfied and Bramsdon & Childs could not have been more helpful’ – Client 3 (Family Department)

  • A reputation you can believe in

    "Bramsdon & Childs have been excellent in helping me in my financial needs."

    - Client 2, Portsmouth

  • A reputation you can believe in

    "Bramsdon & Childs have been excellent in helping me in my financial needs."

    - Client 3, Portsmouth

Your local support system

Looking for a family lawyer in your local area? Bramsdon & Childs Solicitors cover  Portsmouth, Southsea, Fareham, Waterlooville and all surrounding areas.

For solicitors that 
put your children first, 
contact us today

Call: 023 9282 1251


Address: 141 Elm Grove, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 1HR

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