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Child Arrangements

No Order Principle

Before making an order the Court will consider whether it is better for the child(ren) that an order is made, rather than no order being made.

What factors do the Court's consider?

Where a Court is determining an issue relating to children, for instance regarding contact and residence the Court will have regard to the Statutory Checklist:

In many cases the Court will appoint a Cafcass Officer to prepare a report to the Court on the above and further matters relating to the child's welfare or as the Court may direct. A Cafcass Officer's report can take a number of weeks or months to prepare.

The Court will also have regard to the general principle that any delay in determining issues, is likely to prejudice the child's welfare and as such should be avoided.

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