Raworths LLP
Children – Child Arrangements Children – Child Arrangements

Children – Child Arrangements


We act for businesses as well as the people who create, own and invest in them, building long term relationships with our clients to understand the unique challenges and opportunities they face. Our depth of experience and knowledge is focussed on providing practical advice designed to meet all our clients’ business needs.

Individuals & Families

We understand how important your case is, our experienced teams are on hand to provide practical and effective legal advice. With one of the largest teams of lawyers in North Yorkshire we work for wealthy individuals and their families, trusts and family businesses - your needs are at the heart of what we do.


Our Commercial, Residential and Agricultural Property teams have the expertise to help you deal with the opportunities and challenges of the freehold and leasehold real estate market. We have substantial depth of experience of the property world and its demands which gives us the crucial ability to help you achieve your aims.

Resolving Disputes

Disputes are an unavoidable fact of life, but when they happen it is essential to find a quick, effective and practical solution to the situation. Whether your issues are commercial or business related, family or personal, we have the depth of experience, imagination and expertise to help you solve your problems.

Carmelita Ardren

Head of Family, Children and Divorce

Claire Hunter


Joanna Lofthouse

Chartered Legal Executive

Lucy Westmoreland

Trainee Chartered Legal Executive

It may be possible for you and your partner to discuss and agree directly the arrangements for your children when you separate, such as where they will live and how much time they will spend with each parent.  If not, then with our wealth of experience we can help you work through the issues to reach an agreement. You may also choose to discuss the issues in mediation or through collaborative law.  Our specialist family law team can help you to complete a parenting plan which is a written record of what has been agreed so that you can both understand what has been agreed for the children’s benefit.

If you and your partner are not able to reach an agreement then we can help you with the arbitration process or with a court application, for an arbitrator or judge to decide what the arrangements should be.

Our specialist family lawyers can also help with other issues relating to your children such as:

How to contact us

Please contact Carmelita Ardren Head of Family on 01423 566666 or use this link to complete our online enquiry form and one of our specialist family lawyers based in Harrogate will get back to you.