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Child Custody* Solicitors

The child custody* solicitors at Tracey Miller Family Law strive to bring child custody* disputes to a swift and amicable conclusion, by using a friendly yet professional approach. However, in the event that such disputes cannot be resolved through negotiation, our child custody* law experts will advise you on the various applications that can be made through the family law court.

Child Custody* Law

Our specialist children lawyers work with you to bring a quick and amicable conclusion to any dispute regarding children using a friendly yet professional approach.

In the event that your matter cannot be resolved via negotiation, we will advise you about mediation and where necessary issue Proceedings in the Family Courts for a Defined Order.

The Orders that the Family Court can make regarding children have had many different names previously including custody/residence and contact. The Court however will now make “a child arrangement order” (CAO).

The types of Order that the Court can make are:

1. With whom the child lives (previously called residence).

2. With whom a child spends time (previously called contact).

3. A prohibited steps order. This prevents a person from taking a specific step in relation to a child for example preventing them from being permanently removed from the country etc.

4. Specific issue order – this allows the Court to decide on an issue which relates to the child or children upon which the separating couple cannot reach an agreement for example choice of school etc.

For more information, or to speak to an experienced child custody* solicitor, call Tracey on 0151 515 3036 or 07780 617 217 or request a call back, and arrange for a free initial consultation.


The term custody no longer exists and was replaced in the Children Act 1989 with the term Parental Responsibility. Parental Responsibility means all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the chid and his property.

A child’s mother automatically has Parental Responsibility for a child. The child’s father will have Parental Responsibility in certain circumstances depending upon the date of birth of the child. Our specialists can advise you upon this.

If you are being prevented from exercising your Parental Responsibility or are seeking to obtain Parental Responsibility then please contact us to discuss your options.

Tracey Miller Family Law: Child Custody* Experts

Tracey has been through a divorce herself and has three children. She says: "Even though it is difficult to see through your own distress and pain, try always to put the needs of your children first, as they are also affected by the break-up of the family."

Contact Tracey Miller Family Law

If you need help or legal advice regarding any aspect of child custody* law, speak to the experienced child custody* lawyers at Tracey Miller Family Law. Call Tracey on 0151 515 3036 or 07780 617 217 or request a call back, and arrange for a free initial consultation.

For more information, or to speak to a divorce law solicitor today, please read our divorce and children FAQ's or contact us.