Children Matters

  • Custody in a divorce is arguably the most important decision that has to be made, both by you and the court for what is in the “best interests of the child”
  • Sterling Law can help you, whether mother or father, to get rights to see and spend as much time as possible with your children
  • UK custody law skews towards mothers in terms of custody, but a variety of factors are considered, including:
  • The child’s desires as to who they want to be with
  • The likely future life situations of each parent
  • Actions in the past regarding looking after the child – how committed each parent was, etc
  • The behaviours, actions, and character/nature of each parent.

Types of custody

Standard Contact

  • This is the most common type of custody order in the UK
  • One parent – parent A- spends the majority of the time with the child, and the other parent – parent B – (typically the father) gets visitation rights – to see their child on weekends or other specific days
  • Parent A gets to make the final, binding decisions for the child, and is responsible for their everyday life
  • Parent B has the legal right to be involved in “major decisions” for the child. If this right is refused, our expert team will make sure that you are not unfairly being restricted from seeing your child and having an influence in their life

Joint Custody

  • Not typically the route courts go down, but if the divorce is amicable this can often be agreed with the spouse
  • The child spends an equal amount of time with each parent, and both parents are responsible. Parent B in this case is an equal with Parent A, and they both have rights and responsibility for the child
  • Contact Sterling Law to get help creating a strong and fair contract to see your child.
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Our team of dedicated lawyers has vast experience of working with start-ups, small and medium-sized companies.
We will ensure your business operation are fully compliant, saving you time and money so that you can concentrate on your company growth, and we’ll take care of the rest. Let us know how we can help you by choosing one of the services below. Not sure what you need? Not to worry, ask your questions by filling in the form below, and we’ll get back to you with the answers.

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Divorces Divorces

Getting divorced has both an emotional and financial toll. Without a good lawyer behind you, you may end up getting the short end of the stick, and relitigation is never something you want to go through. That’s why Sterling Law is here to help.

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Civil Partnerships Law Civil Partnerships Law

Civil partnerships are an increasingly popular method of solidifying one’s relationship and demonstrating your commitment to your partner. However, they can be difficult to navigate, so we have compiled a guide for the different steps and requirements involved for a civil partnership, and you can contact us for any help needed during the process.

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Adoption Adoption

Requirements
The child that you wish to adopt must be under 18 (at the point when the application is made).
The child must never have been married or in a civil partnership.

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Surrogacy Surrogacy

What is surrogacy itself?

When a woman carries and gives birth to a child with the previously agreed intent of the child being given over to an individual or couple, who will then raise the child as their own.

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Domestic Abuse Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic abuse is one of the worst things that can happen in a relationship, and it is extremely important to get out of this relationship as fast as possible
  • Often, it is not as simple as leaving the relationship – especially if you are married.
  • You will often be afforded certain benefits by the court if your divorce is caused by abuse.
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