Vector Triangle Design

Children

When a couple decides to divorce or separate, one of the most pressing concerns for parents is how their children will be affected. We understand the importance of your child’s welfare and will work hard to ensure that their best interests are paramount when decisions are made.

It is always best if arrangements for children can be agreed rather than be imposed by a judge. We recognise that resolving the arrangements for children can be a very emotional and difficult experience. We have the skills and experience to guide you through all options to help you reach a solution that is best for you and your children.

We recognise that in some situations it may be necessary to issue an application at court to protect your children or to enable decisions to be made about where they live and how much time they will spend with each parent and possibly other relatives. We have significant advocacy experience and knowledge of the court process to be able to advise and assist when this is appropriate.

We are committed to providing our clients with a service that is highly personalised and tailored to your individual needs.

We aim to provide you with pragmatic advice and assistance on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Disputes over arrangements for the children
  • Financial considerations, including issues surrounding maintenance, capital payments and housing needs
  • Paternity issues
  • Parental responsibility, especially concerning single fathers
  • Name changes, schooling and any other concerns you may have about your child’s future.

We are able to advise and assist in situations where social services have become involved either because families have sought their assistance or because of social services concerns. We advise and assist parents at the start of child protection procedures, including attendance at Child Protection Conferences and related advice. We can also represent clients if Care Proceedings are commenced by the Local Authority.