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Leeds Child Arrangement Solicitors

At Consilia Legal, we can help you and your former partner make arrangements for your children. We also assist with issues as may arise with wider family members for example issues involving grandparents and/or other family members who are or have been carers of children.

The law relating to where children should live (formerly known as residence) and how often children should see the other parent (formerly known as contact) changed in April 2014. Private children matters are now dealt with under the new Child Arrangements Programme. A fundamental part of the programme is to explore whether mediation can assist you to make the important decisions in relation to you children whilst allowing you to retain control of those issues rather than handing them over to a Court.

Mediation (MIAMS Meetings)

The law states (under the Family Procedure Rules) that you MUST attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (“MIAMS”) before any Court proceedings can be issued in relation to arrangements for children, save in exceptional circumstances.

Through the process of family mediation we can help you to discuss the issues in order to form the basis of a parenting plan for your children and we can help you to improve/maintain a dialogue as parents so that you can parent together into the future.

One of the huge benefits of the mediation process is that we recognise that as parents you are best placed to make decisions regarding your child/children\’s care. Our role is to help you to make decisions for the benefit of your family going forward.

The process of family mediation can also help children’s views be heard and in appropriate cases a qualified child consultant can speak to your child and ascertain their wishes and feelings on the important matters which you are discussing. This is known as Direct Child Consultation and can only be undertaken by specially trained and accredited family mediators.

For more information on this and any child related issues then please contact us at mediation@consilialegal.co.uk or our Leeds office on 0113 322 9222 or Harrogate on 01423 222 220.

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