The Child Arrangements Program 2014 (CAP)

The CAP came in to force in April 2014 and applies where there is a dispute between separated parents and/or families concerning the arrangements for the children.  The program is designed to try and help and encouraged an early resolution to disputes outside of the Court system and if that is not possible, to encourage prompt resolution within the Court system.

The idea behind the program, is for parents and families to be given an opportunity to work in a positive and constructive way towards resolving their differences amicably and with this in mind, terms such as custody,  Residence and Contact Orders will no longer be used.  Instead, a Child Arrangement Order can be applied for and this regulates the arrangements relating:-

A. With whom a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact;

B. When a child is to live, spend time or other have contact with a person.

Before anyone can make an application for a Child Arrangement Order, they must first of all attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) with an authorised mediator.

If you would like a brief, free no obligation chat over the telephone we can arrange for one of our solicitors to be available at a time to suit you. Please contact us on 01536 276314 to arrange this.

Latest Family Law Video
Sarah Chan – Family Law – Seatons Solicitors

Sarah Chan - Seatons Solicitors

Family Law Specialists

Hello, I am Sarah Chan and I am the Head of Seatons Solicitors Family Law Department in Corby, Northamptonshire.

We aim to provide our clients with an outstanding legal service. We will help and support you and most importantly we work hard for you.

If you would like a brief, free no obligation chat over the telephone we can arrange for one of our solicitors to be available at a time to suit you. Please contact us on 01536 276314 to arrange this.

Latest Family Law Podcast

Latest Articles About Family Law

Campaigning Mother Punished for Publicising Care Proceedings

A High Court case has shown that freedom of expression rights are not limitless and the welfare of the children concerned is always uppermost in the minds of judges.

Court Rules Welfare Of Children Is Best Served Within Their Natural Families

The High Court recognises children's best interests lie within their family and in this case, they dismissed a local authority's argument to the contrary

Supreme Court Ruling Brings ‘No Fault Divorce’ A Step Closer

Getting a divorce is never easy, but when one partner doesn't want to play ball it is almost impossible. The following case shows a flaw in the law and could herald a change to enable a no-fault divorce.

Why Do You Need To Use A Lawyer For A Divorce?

This case shows the importance of finalising the financial details of a divorce, because if you don't you leave the way clear for an ex-partner to apply for a share of your assets years later
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt
Search in comments
Filter by Custom Post Type
Why Use Seatons?
  • Practical sensible help and information
  • Fixed, competitive and affordable prices
  • We care about you and fight for you
  • Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • We can help resolve your issue quickly & easily