Co-parenting Agreement

The English Family Court advises co-parents to:

  • Obtain specialist legal advice at the outset, and
  • Enter into a written co-parenting agreement before conception

A written co-parenting agreement should be bespoke to your personal situation, needs and wishes. It requires careful consideration and management of a range of legal and wider issues. It can be even more complex when there is an international dimension, there are challenging emotional dynamics, the parties seek to conceive by private arrangement and where parties need to navigate additional health and fertility issues.

A written co-parenting agreement has a number of functions, including:

  • Help understanding and navigation of legal issues and risks.
  • Help manage arrangements for care and upbringing of a child.
  • Tool to manage expectations and wishes.
  • Evidential use in the event of a subsequent dispute and litigation.

Our preeminent legal expertise in both fertility and family law enables us to provide cutting-edge legal advice, options and solutions. We operate at the forefront of law and policy to place family life and relationships on a firm legal basis in the short, medium and longer term.

How we can help

Our legal services include:

  • Legal packages
  • Bespoke legal advice for your situation, needs and wishes
  • Preparation of legal documentation
  • Legal support and representation in court proceedings

Package One

Co-parenting legal starter kit

This legal package provides the following initial legal information and documentation on co-parenting law in the UK to help prospective co-parents:

  • Co-parenting legal information guidance.

Package Three

Co-parenting agreement and legal review

This legal package includes a legal review meeting and the preparation of a bespoke co-parenting agreement. It:

  • Provides bespoke legal advice on co-parenting (including legal parentage and parental responsibility and legal and practical implications arising).

Package Two

Co-parenting - legal review

This provides expert legal advice to support people building a family through co-parenting. It:

  • Provides bespoke legal advice on co-parenting (including legal parentage, parental responsibility, a child’s upbringing and legal and practical implications arising).

Package Four

Bespoke legal advice with a complex co-parenting arrangement.

This provides flexible legal advice and support with co-parenting in situations with complex emotional dynamics, international aspects and logistics, additional health and fertility issues, involving private conception arrangements.

If you require legal assistance or wish to discuss your situation contact us.

 +44 (0) 20 7965 8399

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