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Prohibited Steps Orders

Understanding Prohibited Step Orders: A Guide

Prohibited Step Orders (PSOs) are a vital legal mechanism utilized in family law cases to protect the welfare and best interests of children. United Solicitors recognizes the significance of PSOs in safeguarding children from potential harm or disruption during family disputes. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricacies of Prohibited Step Orders, offering insights into their purpose, application, and significance within the legal landscape.

What is a Prohibited Step Order?

A Prohibited Steps Order is a court order that prohibits a person from taking certain actions regarding a child without the court’s consent. These orders are typically sought by one parent (or guardian) to prevent the other parent from engaging in specific activities that may pose a risk to the child’s welfare. Common examples include preventing a parent from relocating with the child, removing them from school, or exposing them to individuals deemed harmful.

Purpose of Prohibited Step Orders:

The primary purpose of a Prohibited Steps Order is to protect the child from potential harm, disruption, or abduction. By imposing specific restrictions on the actions of one parent, the court aims to maintain stability and security in the child’s life, particularly during times of family conflict or upheaval. PSOs serve as a crucial tool in ensuring that children are shielded from harmful situations and that their best interests remain paramount.

Application Process:

Applying for a Prohibited Steps Order typically involves initiating legal proceedings through the family court system. United Solicitors provides expert guidance and representation throughout the application process, ensuring that our clients’ concerns are effectively communicated to the court. The process may involve submitting evidence, attending hearings, and presenting arguments to support the necessity of the order in safeguarding the child’s welfare.

Factors Considered by the Court:

When considering whether to grant a Prohibited Steps Order, the court takes into account various factors, including:

Significance of Legal Representation:

Securing legal representation from experienced family law solicitors, such as United Solicitors, is essential when seeking a Prohibited Step Order. Our team possesses the expertise and knowledge to navigate the complexities of family law proceedings, advocating effectively for our clients’ interests and the welfare of the child involved. We provide comprehensive support at every stage of the process, from initial consultation to courtroom representation, ensuring that our clients’ rights are protected


Prohibited Steps Orders play a vital role in safeguarding children from potential harm or disruption during family disputes. United Solicitors recognizes the significance of these orders in protecting the welfare and best interests of children, and we are committed to providing expert legal guidance and representation to our clients in such matters. If you require assistance with applying for or contesting a Prohibited Steps Orders, do not hesitate to contact us for personalized advice and support. Your child’s well-being is our priority.

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