Family and Divorce Law Jargon Buster: Part 24 – Child Arrangement Order

This is the next instalment in our bitesize blog series in which we hope to demystify some of the legal terms which are frequently used by family solicitors when giving legal advice and in the family courts environment.

Child Arrangement Orders: These were introduced in 2014 after a legislative change brought about by the Child Arrangements Programme.   Previously, the court made a Contact and/or Residence Order setting out the times that a child would spend with or live with each parent. Effectively, the introduction of Child Arrangement Orders reflects a change in terminology rather than in the law itself.

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