Children & Families Act 2014
It used to be custody and access. Then it became residence and contact.
Now it is Child Arrangement Orders. So now that is what you apply for, rather than a Residence or Contact Order.
This is designed to demonstrate that residence and contact are perceived as unequal, although shared residence was always be a possibility.
It is only semantics however and the bias and prejudices remains. There is a presumption of parental involvement and strict controls on the use of expert evidence in children cases.
Expert advice should be taken at an early stage.
At Hylton-Potts although we are based in London, we can advise on these issues at fixed fees throughout the country.
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