Child Contact Solicitors in Carlisle, Cumbria

What is a contact order?

A contact order is an order requiring the person with whom a child lives to allow the child to visit or stay with the person named in the order, or for that person and the child otherwise to have contact with each other.

Do you need a contact order?

Child contact disputes can occur for a number of reasons. If any of these reasons apply in your case, we can help:

  • You are concerned about the risks to your child/children from the other parent because of risk issues, for example: drugs, alcohol, domestic violence or mental health issues.
  • You are concerned about the other parent's parenting capacity and ability to safely look after the children during contact. 
  • You are concerned about the other parents lack of commitment towards the child/children and their motivation for seeking contact.
  • You are concerned that if you allow contact to take place, the other parent will not return the child/children. 
  • Your child has recently been born and you have not been allowed any contact following the birth.
  • Your child/children's contact with you has been stopped without good reason.
  • Your child/children's contact with you is being unreasonably restricted. For example, contact is not long enough, there is no overnight contact, the other parent insists on supervising contact etc.
  • You are not allowed to take your child/children on holiday or out of the country.
  • The other parent refuses to share the travel arrangements.

How we can help

If you are seeking reasonable contact or are concerned about contact arrangements, we can help you negotiate suitable contact arrangements either directly, through mediation or collaborative law. If all else fails we can assist you in bringing or defending a contact application through the courts.

Need further advice?

If you need more detailed advice about sorting out parenting arrangement call us on (01228) 829530 to arrange an initial consultation or request a free call back.