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22/04/14
On the 22nd April 2014 changes have been made to the Court system and to children disputes with the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014.  There will now be a single Family Court where any applications under the Children Act 1989 will be made to the Single Family Court Central Administration and the Court will decide where the case is to be heard and which level of judiciary should deal with the matter.

New terminology has been introduced and you can now make an application for a Child Arrangement Order to confirm with whom the child/children should live or spend time.

The Court will take into account the principle that both parents should continue to be involved in their child/children’s lives as long as it is safe to do so.  In terms of Shared Care, this is more about equal status and not so much about equal time.