Child Contact

Lots of people hold the mistaken view that on separation, one parent will ‘win custody’ and the other ‘granted access’ to see their children. In reality this is outdated terminology that fosters conflict and hostility between parents.

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People often turn to us when its too late. If you or your family have questions which are of concern, don’t hesitate to contact us. It is far better to talk through any perceived problems now and allow us to offer some practical solutions so that you avoid expensive and distressing problems later on.

The starting point should always be one of equality. However, the key is to establish arrangements about where a child will live and what time they will spend with each parent that work in the child’s best interests. Certainly, this is the approach of the Court.

Child Law Experts

We can offer advice and assistance in both the early and latter stages of reaching an agreement with your ex-partner. All of our lawyers are experts in the range of practical and legal options available to help resolve disputes and can help you find a solution that works for you. Every case and every child are different and we will listen sensitively to the issues that matter to you and help place your child’s welfare at the centre of the arrangements. Call your nearest office now or request a consultation and one of our experienced team will get back to you.

As a member of Resolution, with specialist accredited staff, we are committed to helping find constructive solutions and promoting a non-confrontational approach to Family Law. No one wants to be stuck in long-running and heated Court proceedings. Nowadays the law recognises that children can experience emotional harm in such situations and parents are encouraged to resolve conflict as amicably as possible.

Where an application to the Court is necessary, our experienced advocates will guide you through the process and represent you at Court to ensure that the best interests of your children are met. Our team of specialist lawyers can assist in obtaining a range of private Family Court orders, including but not limited to: -

  • Child Arrangements Orders (previously known as Residence and Contact)
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Parental Responsibility Order

Urgent Application for Child Protection 

Of course, in some circumstances you might find that your child requires urgent protection from a risk of harm posed by another person and we can also act urgently where there are issues such as: -

  • Child protection or risk of harm
  • Child abduction
  • Social services involvement
  • Removal from the jurisdiction
  • Threatening/ abusive behaviour

In such circumstances we can act urgently to obtain the necessary protective and prohibitive injunctions.

Whatever your circumstances, contact your nearest office and talk to a children’s law expert to discuss your options and obtain legal advice. Legal Aid is still available in many cases and we can offer a free appointment to consider your eligibility.

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