Posted on 14th December 2021
There are 3 orders that the Court most commonly issues – Child Arrangements Order, Specific Issues Order & Prohibited Steps Order. All Court Orders are legally binding and ignoring them took lead to you being in court charged with contempt of court which is a criminal charge. Let’s look at each one in turn.
Child Arrangements Order - A Child Arrangements Order is an order that regulates with whom a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact, and when a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact with any person.
Specific Issue Order - A specific issue order is an order granted by the family court often involving a decision being made over children where parents with parental responsibility cannot agree. It is also known as a section 8 order.
For example, if parents cannot agree which school a child will attend, the court will decide and make that decision subject of an order.
Prohibited Steps Order - A prohibited steps order means an order that no step which could be taken by a parent in meeting their parental responsibility for a child, and which is of a kind specified in the order, shall be taken by any person without the consent of the court; for example, taking a child out of the country.
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