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Financial provision for unmarried parents and their children

It is crucial to ensure that the appropriate levels of financial provision are secured for the upbringing and day-to-day care of you and your children following your separation.  We have a wealth of experience in this field and have successfully concluded a number of high profile cases

As a result of childcare responsibilities, single or unmarried parents may have a reduced ability to obtain remunerative employment.  In addition, they do not have the same financial remedies as married couples. Therefore, on the breakdown of their relationship, it is particularly important that we advise about the options available to protect your child’s financial future, always with an expectation that both parents play an active role in the upbringing of their children.

Where unmarried parents cannot reach agreement the Court may implement financial orders to meet the financial needs of any child(ren).  These orders can provide for maintenance, the payment of lump sums, the settlement and/or transfer of property and provision for education costs.