What if you can’t agree?
If all attempts at agreement have failed, you may have to consider court action.
The courts base their decisions on the welfare of the child and will only make an order if it is in the best interests of the child.
The courts will consider:
- The child’s feelings and wishes, dependent upon their age and understanding;
- The physical, emotional and educational needs of the child;
- The likely effects of any changes in his circumstances;
- Any harm that the child may have suffered or any potential risk of harm;
- How capable each parent is of meeting the child’s needs