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Joint Custody and Child Support

Our team has developed a reputation for being able to solve domestic disputes, regardless of how complicated. Our team of Family Solicitors regularly assist clients with Divorce, Child Custody and Domestic Violence matters.

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Joint Custody and Child Support

Navigating the intricacies of joint custody and child support can be a challenging aspect of family law. At Wildings Solicitors, we are here to provide expert legal guidance and clarity on this matter. Whether you have questions about child support in 50/50 custody arrangements or need to understand joint custody child maintenance, our dedicated team of family law solicitors in the UK is here to assist you.

Book your initial consultation with our Solicitors today and find out how our team of experts can find a positive solution to your matter. Request a call back using the contact form, freephone 0330 333 8797 or email us at info@wildings-solicitors.co.uk.

If You Have Joint Custody, Who Pays Child Support?

One common question in joint custody arrangements is the allocation of child support responsibilities. In cases where custody is shared equally (50/50 custody), it’s essential to determine how child support obligations are met to ensure the child’s well-being.

Book your initial consultation with our Family Law Solicitors today and find out how our team of experts can find a positive solution to your matter. Request a call back using the contact form, freephone 0330 333 8797 or email us at info@wildings-solicitors.co.uk.

We recognise that family disputes can be emotionally exhausting, so our solicitors go the extra mile to deal with all of the practical and financial stress on your behalf.

Book your free initial consultation with our Solicitors today and find out how our team of experts can find a positive solution to your matter. Request a call back using the contact form, freephone 0330 333 8797 or email us at info@wildings-solicitors.co.uk.

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Understanding 50/50 Custody

50/50 custody, also known as joint physical custody, means that both parents share equal time with their child. While this arrangement aims to provide a balanced upbringing, it raises questions about financial support and the child’s needs.

Joint Custody Child Maintenance: Finding Equitable Solutions

Determining child maintenance in joint custody situations involves considering various factors, including each parent’s income, the child’s needs, and the time spent with each parent. Our solicitors can help you navigate these complexities and reach a fair resolution.

Why Wildings Solicitors?

Quality Service

 Wildings Solicitors is Lexcel Accredited. The Lexcel Accreditation is the Law Society’s quality mark for excellence in practice management.

In situations where an amicable solution cannot be reached through negotiation, our Child Custody Solicitors will be on hand to support you through every stage of Court proceedings. Our experienced Family Law team can assist you with:

  • Residence Orders
  • Contact Orders
  • Parental Responsibility Agreements
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Prohibited Steps Orders

Why Wildings Solicitors?

Client Care

Family Law matters can be delicate. Along with offering you practical support and advice throughout your matter, our Child Custody Solicitors will always go the extra mile to reduce the strain placed upon you and your loved ones.

Why Wildings Solicitors?

Bespoke Service

What works for one family may not necessarily work for you. Our Solicitors reject the one-size-fits-all approach and instead focus on coming to a solution that is specific to the circumstances of you and your family.

Book your initial consultation with our Child Custody Solicitors in Birmingham & Manchester today. Freephone 0330 333 8797, request a callback or email info@wildings-solicitors.co.uk.

Questions You Might Have

General Quesitons

50/50 custody, or joint physical custody, means that both parents share equal time with the child. Child support obligations may still apply, but they are influenced by various factors, including income and expenses.

Joint custody does not always mean a strict 50/50 split of time with the child. It can vary based on the parents’ agreement and the child’s best interests.

Divorces are taking approximately six months until the Final Order is granted. However, this would be dependent on if there was an ongoing financial matter in conjunction with the divorce. In such cases, it may take slightly longer as the Final Order will be applied for upon receipt of the Financial Order.

We provide legal guidance, assist in negotiations, and ensure that child support arrangements are fair and equitable, prioritizing the child’s welfare.

The use of a solicitor eliminates the emotional stress involved in family matters. Our friendly and professional family team is available to alleviate such pressures and will therefore work closely with you whilst offering you the best service.

Under the new divorce law it would be worthwhile to consider if a single application should be made or should a joint application be made. Joint applications can be made by both parties where there is amicability.  In joint applications, both parties have the option to split the costs involved the same.

No. Since the introduction of a ‘non-fault’ divorce in April 2022, the obligation to apply under the previous five criteria no longer exists. This concept has been initiated by Courts in order to promote amicability between parties. There is also now an option to make a ‘joint’ application for divorce. Our specialist family solicitor at Wildings is happy to provide a non-obligation 30-minute consultation.

As you will be cohabiting, cohabitation laws will apply under such circumstances. In such cases, we would advise parties to enter into a cohabitation agreement, outlining what the outcome could be should your relationship come to an end.

Unfortunately, the UK does not recognise a Nikkah as a legal marriage in the UK. Speak with our family lawyer today to establish if you are eligible to make a claim under the Trustees and Land of Appointments and Trustees Act.

Financial Related

Child support in joint custody cases is typically determined based on a combination of factors, including each parent’s income, the child’s needs, and the time spent with each parent. It aims to ensure the child’s financial well-being.

Yes, child support can be negotiated and adjusted to meet the child’s changing needs. Our solicitors can help you navigate these negotiations.

The process for negotiating a financial settlement can be done in two ways. Firstly, if financial matters are agreed upon between both parties a finance consent order can then be drafted and filed with the court alongside the relevant paperwork.

On the other hand, if matters are not agreed upon between parties and where there is a financial dispute regarding assets and finances, it would then be recommended to go through the court process of obtaining a financial order. This process is generally quite lengthy and consists of financial hearings and full financial disclosure from both parties. Once a settlement is agreed a final order will then be granted.

If Children Involved

If you have a genuine fear that your ex-partner will not return the children back to you or the UK where they are usually resident, we will make an emergency application with the Family Courts for a Prohibited Steps Order.

Unfortunately, grandparents do not have parental rights and therefore an application needs to be made to the court initially. You will need to ask the court for permission to make an application for contact under Form C100. Our team is on hand to support you through such cases.

If you have parental responsibility, our family team can make an application to the family courts requesting a contact arrangement.

Here at Wildings, we would guide you through the process, whilst ensuring that we obtain the best and most effective result for you.

In such cases, we would initially recommend mediation. Should matters continue to not be resolved, we would then advise you on what application should be made to the court to finalise arrangements.

About Your Safety

If you are in fear for your safety or have experienced either physical, verbal, emotional, or psychological abuse, control, coercion, harassment or threatening behaviour, we are able to make an ex-parte non-molestation order to protect you from the forms of harassment above.  Should there be an occupational dispute concerning property, we are also able to make an application for an occupation order.

It is essential for us to give you right guidance, please do not delay to take the first step and contact us!

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