Varying a Child Arrangements Order

Marie represented a Mother who had a Child Arrangements Order which she and her ex-husband had made by consent in respect of their two children. This dated back several years.

Their arrangements had since evolved, and Marie’s client sought to vary the order to reflect this. However, the Father refused to agree to the changes being included in a new order.

At the first court hearing (the FHDRA) Marie was able to draft an order by consent, which both parties agreed, and this was approved by the court. Consequently this avoided her client having to attend court again, with the associated costs, time and stress, and a new order was in place.