Since 1994 when the Children Order came in to force in Northern Ireland, the old terms of ‘child custody’ and ‘access’ have been replaced with what are known as Residence and Contact Orders. A Residence Order determines with whom a child should live and can take effect normally up until the age of 16. A Contact Order determines how much time a child will spend with their other parent and can include days and times, special holiday arrangements and other conditions. A Joint Residence Order determines that the child will live with both parents and can stipulate which days or times are to spend with which. Here at Worthingtons Solicitors we have advised and acted in many such cases and have highly specialised and experienced solicitors practising in this area.
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