Our experienced team of family law solicitors are experts in dealing with matters concerning children. We understand that what is right for one family, may not be right for another.
Our experienced solicitors can assist you in negotiating child arrangements best suited to your personal circumstances. Seeking legal advice at an early stage can minimise the risk of formal court proceedings which can cause delay and create more animosity.
Mediation is often the first step to consider before exploring Court Orders. This is where a professional mediator will meet with both parties and try to arrive at a mutual agreement without the need for further court proceedings.
However, court proceedings may be the only viable step to take where parties cannot come to an agreement. Our friendly and experienced family law solicitors can advise and represent you during this process.
Child Arrangement Orders
Where both parties are in dispute about how to move forward in terms of care of the children, it may be necessary to think about court orders. There are a range of options available to support the interests of the children including Child Arrangement Orders, Specific Issues Orders or Prohibited Steps Orders.
Our family solicitors can support and advise you as to your practical and legal options, tailored to your unique circumstances, as we know that every family is different. We can help you make informed decisions about the future of your family and provide expert family legal advice to support your case.
Read more about Child Arrangements and Court Orders.
Parental Responsibility refers to the legal rights and authority that a parent has for their children. This can include making life-decisions on behalf your children including their education, going abroad or even medical treatments that they may receive.
Our family solicitors can provide advice about your Parental rights and responsibilities. Not all parents have Parental Responsibility so it may be confusing to understand what your legal rights are. We can advise if you have Parental Responsibility and if not, how you can obtain it.
Find out more about Parental Responsibility including what it is, who has automatic Parental Responsibility and who can apply for it.
Child Abduction & Relocation
We understand that not seeing your child every day is one of the hardest things about separation.
In some cases, where there is evidence of child abduction, this can be a very emotional time for both parents involved. Our family solicitors can make sure that you complete the necessary steps to ensure that your child is located and returned home.
Where there is a dispute about relocating with a child, our experienced family solicitors can advise you on your legal rights. This will include practical information about what the courts will need to review and the likelihood of your case succeeding.
Find out what steps need to be taken in Child Abduction or Relocation cases.
Further family and children legal advice
Our expert team of family solicitors can also advise on your legal rights for other family and children cases. This involves the following:
- Grandparent rights – If you need support seeing your grandchildren, we can help explain your legal rights and take the necessary steps to obtain permission for contact with the children involved.
- Changing a child’s name– If you wish to change your child’s name, you will need to obtain consent from all of those with Parental Responsibility.
- Child Maintenance – Legal advice may need to be taken if you are in a dispute with your ex-partner or other parent over the amount of child maintenance that should be paid.
- Further Financial Provision for Children – We can provide legal advice on any further financial support you may need from the other parent including school fees, lump sums or legal fees.
For further information about how our family solicitors can help, please call us on 0161 941 4000, or contact us online. Your contact is always in confidence and you can trust the expertise of our friendly team.