Lawrence Stephens


If you are divorcing and you have children, you may struggle to agree on parenting issues, including where they will live and spend their time, as well as distinct issues such as travelling overseas, decisions about medical procedures and disputes about schooling.

We understand how difficult it can be to put new arrangements in place upon separation.  We can work sensitively with you to help you negotiate with your child or children’s other parent and find a solution that you can both agree on.

We represent a range of clients in respect of arrangements for children, including high-net-worth individuals, overseas clients and families in relation to the following:

  • Advice and representation in making arrangements for children
  • Applications to the court for a child arrangements order
  • Child abduction
  • Cross-border child disputes
  • Drafting and sealing a consent order if you are able to agree on arrangements for your children
  • Other alternative dispute resolution options
  • Prohibited steps orders
  • Referral to mediation and advice throughout the mediation process
  • Relocating, whether in England and Wales or overseas
  • Specific issue orders