Prohibited Steps Order.

Along with Child Arrangement Orders and Specific Issue Orders, Prohibit Steps Orders fall under S8 of the Children Act 1989.

A Prohibited Steps Order stops a parent who has Parental Responsibility from exercising that right. In other words it stops a parent from doing something regarding their child that they ordinarily would be allowed to do.


Generally, the reasons why Prohibited Steps Orders are used is to stop

In the above instances, emergency application may need to be made to the courts without the other party knowing and Ashmans Solicitors can assist you in taking immediate preventative action to avoid finding yourself in a situation that could have been avoided such as having to locate and seek the return of your child which can be more time consuming and complicated.

If you have been served with Notice of Proceedings relating to a Prohibited Steps Order and do not agree with it, we can also assist you in defending it.

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