Children in Divorce & Child Custody

When it comes to divorce, the welfare of your children is of the utmost importance. If you're thinking about divorce, then you should be considering what the legal implications are:

Who gets custody? How is this arranged?

Am I entitled to custody as a father? Can I prevent my husband/wife from seeing my children?

Will child maintenance payments be required? Can I afford them?

Child custody does not get raised automatically when you first petition for divorce. In order to do this, a form called 'statement of arrangements for children' must be completed. This applies to every child under the age of 16 or over the age of 16 but under the age of 18 and in full time education or training for a professional trade or vocation.

The form has four parts which requires you to go into a great deal of detail about your children's home life, schooling, care and maintenance. We recommend that you seek professional advice before completing this form to give you the best possible start to any court proceedings.

We are specialist family law solicitors based in Bristol. Family Law Bristol solicitors have first hand experience of dealing with law relating to children in divorce and will be able to guide all the way you through the complicated process.

If this is an issue affecting you and you would potentially like legal advice call us on 01174 533 974 or fill out our online enquiry form. Alternatively email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it