Child Arrangements

McKenzie Friend for Child Arrangements: Your Trusted Partner

We can help you:

  • Understand your legal rights and options
  • Complete the C100 application form
  • Collect and organise evidence 
  • Prepare for and attend court hearings
  • Negotiate with your spouse and their lawyer on matters such as child custody, child access, and child support
  • Highlight for your interests in court if necessary
  • I contacted McKenzie Friend to assist me with non-molestation order and childrens Act proceedings due to not being eligible for Legal Aid and my previous solicitors letting me down. I have to say the service and support I received have been exceptional.

  • I was given the details by a friend, who likewise had problems maintaining arrangements for their children. I wasn’t sure what to expect but Preenay made me feel at ease instantly & got to the nuts’n’bolts of my issue. Gave sound advise & assured me that if I do need further help, then MFS are more than happy to assist.

    Mike Avey
  • A very professional and supportive business who have a high wealth of knowledge to help fathers struggling with access to their children. Very efficient and effective. Highly recommended

    Jamie Wootton
  • Win Law has been a lifeline for me and my family – the support and dedication shown by everyone at Win Law is outstanding. They really go above and beyond any solicitor/ legal advisor and they are passionate about every parent and child they help.

    Katie Price
  • Great experience with Mr. Chohan. Always has helped Alot, my case would have costed me over a few grands. Price efficient and considerate. I really do owe him Alot, his helped me and created a open channel and custody over my child. He actually goes beyond his pay.

    ray hussain

Child Arrangement Process

The process of child arrangements can be complex, but McKenzie Friends can guide you through each step.

File a C100 application form with the court


The court sends a copy of the C100 application form to your ex-partner


If the parties cannot agree on custody arrangements, the court schedules a hearing

Why you should file for child custody arrangements?

Give your child a stable home

Children need a regular routine and schedule to thrive. Child custody arrangements can provide this stability.

Ensure your child has a close relationship with both parents

Child custody arrangements can help children maintain a close relationship with both parents.

Protect your child's emotional well-being

Child custody arrangements can help reduce conflict and promote emotional stability in children’s lives.

Create a clear plan for your child's care

Child custody arrangements can provide a clear and enforceable plan for the care and upbringing of your child.

Areas of Expertise

Child Arrangements

Child arrangements can be complex. We can help you navigate the law and represent your interests, whether you want joint, sole, or shared care.

Child Support & Financial Arrangements

Financial disputes can amplify the emotional stress of separation. We offer expert advice on child support and can help negotiate financial arrangements.

Live with Orders

Maintaining a healthy relationship with both parents is vital for children’s well-being. We help create fair and balanced contact schedules that priorities their best interests.

Mediation & Dispute Resolution

When emotions run high, it’s difficult to find common ground. We offer mediation services to help both parties reach an agreement that serves the best interests of the child

Call our Mckenzie Friend Service Today     0121 582 2499   or Request a Free Callback

Call our Mckenzie Friend Service Today

0121 582 2499

or Request a Free Callback

frequently asked questions

What factors does the court consider when awarding child custody?

Courts consider the child’s best interests, relationship with each parent, preferences (if old enough), each parent’s ability to care for the child, and financial situation when awarding child custody.

What are Child Arrangement Orders?

A Child Arrangements Order is a legal agreement that outlines where the child will live, who they will spend time with, and other considerations related to the child’s upbringing.

How much does a McKenzie Friend cost?

The cost of a McKenzie Friend will vary depending on their experience and the complexity of your case. However, it is generally much cheaper than hiring a lawyer.

Will I need a solicitor to go to court for a Child Arrangement Order?

You do not need a solicitor to go to court for a child arrangement order. You can represent yourself in court, or ask us to help you. As a McKenzie Friend, we can provide support and assistance to you in court if you are not represented by a lawyer.

Can grandparents apply for child custody in the UK?

Yes, grandparents can apply for child custody in the UK. However, they do not have an automatic right to custody. The court will always consider the best interests of the child when making a decision about custody.

What are the steps involved in applying for child custody as a grandparent in the UK?

To apply for a child arrangements order as a grandparent, you must complete a C100 application form and send it to the court. You will also need to pay a court fee. You may also need to provide supporting evidence, such as affidavits from other family members or friends.

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We Advise on These Family Law Matters Too

Divorce and Separation

Civil Partnerships

Child Custody & Visitation


Domestic Abuse

Financial Settlements

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