Specific issue orders

A specific issue order is a court order that covers a particular issue that you want to formalise. These orders can be arranged as part of the overall child arrangements, or can be in response to a problem or issue that has arisen.

Applications for a specific issue order may be from a parent or family member, or from the local authority where there are concerns about the safety or wellbeing of the child or children in question.

Examples of specific issues that are dealt with by court orders include:

  • The religion that a child will be brought up in
  • Arrangements for medical treatment
  • The school the child will attend
  • Permission to change your child’s name

Specific issue orders do not cover arrangements for where the child or children should live or have contact with as these are dealt with under child arrangements orders.

If you have any concerns about the arrangements for your children, please contact us.

Supporting you

We can help you to come to an agreement with your former partner on arrangements for your children. But if you are not able to agree on these details, there are a number of ways in which we can support you to achieve the best outcome for you and your children.

Our specialist family law team are experienced in all aspects of making arrangements for children on separation or divorce. We will work with you sensitively and professionally to ensure that your children’s welfare is given highest priority.

If you need information or guidance, we are happy to advise you in complete confidence and we always ensure that you fully understand all of the advice we give and the options open to you.

Contact us

Please contact us for more information and advice on 020 3012 1482 – we will be happy to hear from you.