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We have been part of Manchester’s community for more than 30 years. Our office is situated in Longsight in South Manchester

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At WTB Solicitors LLP we believe that understanding your rights and responsibilities towards your children is important. Our specialist children law solicitors will assist you to achieve the best possible outcome for your children.

One of the primary concerns for parents involved in relationship breakdown is what will happen with the children.

This can be a very difficult issue to tackle when coming to terms with the emotional fall out of separation. With the passage of time the best solution is being able to reach an amicable agreement about spending time with the children and with whom the children will live but this is not always possible.

Involving the Courts should be viewed very much as the last resort but to assist at a time when it is difficult for you to communicate face to face with your partner mediation and collaborative law provide a neutral environment which may help you to reach an agreement.

When determining issues that affect children the Court considers a range of factors known as the welfare checklist which can be summarised as follows:

  • the ascertainable wishes and feelings of the child
  • any physical, emotional and educational needs
  • the likely effect of any change of circumstances
  • age, sex, background and any relevant characteristics
  • any harm suffered or at risk of suffering
  • how capable each parent is of meeting the child’s needs
  • the range of powers of the court