Prohibited Steps Order
What is a Prohibited Steps Order?
A Prohibited Steps Order is granted by the Court and prohibits a parent or anyone else from doing certain activities with their child by placing restrictions on their parental responsibility. For example, a Prohibited Steps Order could prevent a parent from making decisions about medical treatment; taking their child out of school; removing them from their home, local area or the UK; or changing the child’s surname.
If you are separated or going through a separation and your former partner is threatening certain actions with your child such as taking them out of school or their home, then you might consider making a Prohibited Steps Order to prevent them from doing so.
Usually you will need to show that you have attended or attempted mediation before you can apply; however in some circumstances such as where there is an imminent threat, an urgent order may be made.
Parents, step-parents, guardians, Special Guardians or anyone named in a Child Arrangements Order whom the child will live with can make a Prohibited Steps Order. At Rotheras our Child Care team have considerable experience in advising people who want to make a Prohibited Steps Order and can advise you on the impact of such an order on your family.
Why use Rotheras?
We can help you if you would like to make an application for a Prohibited Steps Order or you have received notice of an application for one.
We can assist you if you would like to vary an existing order.
We can advise if you want to make a Prohibited Steps Order as a stand-alone application or in conjunction with a Child Arrangements Order.
We can help you to access family mediation in an attempt to reach a resolution.
We can represent you at court for contesting such orders.
We may be able to provide Legal Aid where eligible. Give us a free phone call or email to find out.
We can help you with:
- Child Arrangements Orders
- Specific Issue Orders
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