Separating can be a very difficult time especially when trying to make arrangements for your children.

The first step is to try and establish a routine and agreement on where the children are to live and the amount of time the children will spend with each parent.

Consider carefully the arrangements for the children. If appropriate consider a parenting plan to assist all concerned in the future arrangements. If you are unable to discuss matters with the other parent, you may find a communication book useful. Most importantly do not discuss adult issues with the children.

Ultimately the paramount consideration when dealing with matters of this nature is the welfare of the children.

Ideally matters can be resolved without the need for Court proceedings. However, if this is not possible we are here to help with the preparation of the application forms and represent you at Court.

Should you wish to discuss these matters further please contact our Family department on 0161 785 3521 to arrange an appointment with one of our team.

Team: Corinne Bailey-Brown, Terri Pickup

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Customer testimonials for our Family solicitors

“From the minute I spoke to Corinne her knowledge, empathy and professionalism made me at ease with the traumatic situation I was in regarding a house sale which was more difficult as my estranged wife was still living in the property. I would recommend Corrine to anyone going through a difficult divorce or separation. An amazing professional who was a pleasure to work with.”


“I consulted Wrigley Claydon Solicitors for assistance in relation to a Children Act matter which was recently heard before Oldham Family Court. I cannot thank Mrs Bailey-Brown enough for all her guidance and advice throughout a difficult time. The choice of Barrister was excellent at the hearing who was most experienced, very down-to-earth and easy to talk to. I would be happy to recommend Wrigley Claydon in respect of any family matter.”


“When we chose to use your firm to help with setting up legal parameters for child access, we chose wisely.

At an extremely distressing and volatile time, the first lady solicitor we saw was reassuring and STRONG with a breadth of knowledge and experience in the area of the law I needed.

I had taken a long time to make the decision to go to court for some security for my son and I. It was a difficult decision to make. Thankfully, throughout all of my dealing with Wrigley Claydon staff, there was sensitivity and belief in our case which was sorely needed to help me go forward.

The staff at the firm are thoughtfully matched to the cases. I really appreciated that my legal representative, Corinne Bailey, was not only professional but sincerely empathetic, supportive, knowledgeable and always got back to me when I really needed reassurance! She saw our case through from beginning to end and I am grateful for that continuity.

I would recommend Wrigley Claydon with gusto for anyone who, like me, needed their hand holding during a tough time, but with a firm back up.

Thank you.”