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Family Law Guidance For Athletes – The Rules On Child Arrangements Post-Separation

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Monday, 15 August 2022 By Tammy Knox

This is the fourth in a series of articles exploring key family law issues facing athletes over the course of their careers. This article considers the arrangements for children on the breakdown of a relationship (married or otherwise). This can be particularly important for athletes who live international lives and work or train away from home for long periods of time. Child arrangements can often be a source of great anxiety for parents. This article answers some of the most common questions:

  1. How do we decide where the children will live if we separate?

  2. What do we do if we cannot agree?

  3. What happens if we have to go to court?

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Tammy Knox

Tammy Knox

Tammy is a partner in the London office of Penningtons Manches Cooper, specialising in all areas of family law, particularly those with an international element. She regularly advises on child abduction and international relocation of children, financial issues arising from separation, Family Law Act applications, disputes about child arrangements and prenuptial agreements. She is also experienced in representing vulnerable clients.

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