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Custody of a child after separation

 In the UK, child custody and visitation will either be decided by agreement between the divorcing couple (usually with the help of attorneys and mediators) or by the court. Also, child custody law determines who should be responsible for the care and charge of a child, after divorce or separation.

In the many cases, parents preference is for joint custody (or residency), which enables the child to spend an equal amount of time with each parent. This option also allows both parents to participate in any decision making which may affect the child. However, if parents are unable to decide amicably on what living arrangement is best for their child, the courts will decide on their behalf.

More specifically, custody and visitation decisions are typically resolved in one of two main ways in a divorce:

v  Parents reach an agreement on child custody and visitation, as a result of:

v  Informal settlement negotiations (usually with the help of attorneys); or

v  Out-of-court alternative dispute resolution proceedings like mediation or "collaborative law" (usually with the help of attorneys).

V&T has a wide range experience to support your right of custody of a child from materials preparing to attending the court. We are always here to help you with this issues, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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The court may also decide whether a clean break is appropriate. Therefore, the splitting results will largely depends on the statement that each person submits. If you appoint V&T as your legal representation, we will secure the largest portion of assets that you can get.