Specific Issue Orders and Prohibited Steps Orders in children cases
There are occasions when specific issues arise in respect of children. These are sometimes urgent applications.
Specific Issue orders deal with specific disputes that may arise about the health, welfare or best interests of the children. Examples include disagreements about which school a child should go to, where in the country they should live, whether they should follow a particular religion, whether they should have an operation or, whether they should go on a particular holiday.
Prohibited Steps orders are designed to cover situations where the court may have to make an order to prevent a parent from taking a certain course of action. Examples may be to refrain from going to a certain place with the child or not going on holiday to a certain country or not allowing a child contact with a particular person.
We will be able to advise you on the appropriateness or otherwise of seeking one of these orders and the procedure that must be followed to obtain such an order.