Child Custody and Child Access

Worried about arrangements for your children after separation?

You are not alone. Many parents are scared about where their children will live, or anxious about how much time they will get to spend with them after a separation. Many are upset that their ex is manipulating their children.

At Harrogate Family Law, we know that child custody and access arrangements are vitally important to you and we are the experts in sorting them out.

Get us as your solicitor before your ex does.

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Do You Need Advice On Child Custody Arrangements?

Where possible, arrangements regarding the custody of children are best sorted out without court involvement. Our aim is always to get the best possible outcome for you and your situation without involving the courts.

Under the Children Act 1989, both parents have a legal responsibility to look after their children until they are 18 years old or have left full-time education. Both parents are responsible for looking after their children financially and personally. When a divorce or separation happens, it can be difficult for parents to come to a decision about who the child should live with.

We have lots of experience helping parents sort out arrangements for their children and in getting Child Arrangements Orders from the courts.

If you need help with child custody or child access arrangements, Harrogate Family Law is here for you.

About Harrogate Family Law

Based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, we help clients across Yorkshire on family law matters, including child custody and child access arrangements. We are ranked joint No.1 for divorce and family law in North Yorkshire by Chambers UK and Legal 500. We have an expert team of solicitors to help you every step of the way.

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Our Expertise

Top Ranked Chamber UK 2022, Andrew Meehan
Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022

We are ranked joint No.1 for divorce and family law in North Yorkshire by Chambers UK and Legal 500.

With a leading team of solicitors, we focus on delivering an exceptional client service through the hardest of times.

Why you need Harrogate Family Law

Get a fair deal

We aim to get you everything you’re entitled to, delivering the best deal for your situation.

Keep out of court

95% of our cases are agreed out of court which saves you time, money and stress.

Avoid costly mistakes

We spot and avoid problems before they happen.

Save money

With our expert solicitors, you’ll get a better outcome and save money.

The Harrogate Family Law team know how to negotiate professionally

On your side

We are caring and compassionate and will look after you.

The team uses time very economically and efficiently and the advice is very good. I am very impressed and would recommend them wholeheartedly.

Client comment in Chambers 2022 edition

They made me feel my legal matters were in safe hands and displayed a sense that they were working for me in a supportive and constructive way.

Client comment in Chambers 2022 edition

The small and dedicated team genuinely cares about its clients and the issues affecting them. It pays huge attention to detail, offers high-quality advice and an enormous amount of support”.

- Legal 500 in its 2020 edition

Extremely client-focused – I really felt like they had my best interests at heart. Their attention to detail and their ability to remember every bit of the case was astonishing.

- Client comment in Chambers 2019 edition

Their documents are detailed and thorough and their preparation for court is excellent, with sensible advice given to clients.

- Barrister comment in Chambers 2019 edition

Clients single out the firm’s diligence in ‘leaving no stone unturned; its very quick response times, detailed knowledge and thorough approach amounts to a first-rate level of service.

- Legal 500 2017 edition

I could not have found a more supportive representative than you. Your choice of barrister was perfect. I could not have asked for a better outcome.

– DS