Disputes about children can happen at any time irrespective of whether you are married or not. Children tend to be central to the separation process as its important that the needs of the children caught up are put first. We can help you explore ideas and options that work for the children and parents alike and if some agreement can be reached that is undoubtedly the best of all. It may be that you will need to consider mediation and we can support you through that process and help with any agreement reached that way.
We always encourage open discussion to try and reach agreement to minimise any disruption to the children’s but if after trying there is no sign of agreement and Court Proceedings are likely then we are here to give clear practical advice and support through what can be a stressful process.
There are situations where you will need to act quickly for example if your child has been/is about to be abducted to a foreign country or if a child has not been returned to you after a contact. We can help you to quickly secure Court Orders to protect the children often being able to attend Court and secure emergency orders the same day.
Outside of emergencies we can assist you to apply to the Court and secure orders in respect of the Children
Child Arrangement Orders
These orders specify who children live with ie one parent or jointly.They can deal with and who they see and how often and in what circumstances
Specific Issue Orders
These Orders deal with issues like schooling, relocation within the UK, religion, change of name, medical treatment
Even if you are not married you can apply for financial provision for the benefit of the children. This can cover school fees, housing, holidays etc.
We can help with UK based Adoptions as well as International Adoptions
We can help with preventing removal from the jurisdiction or securing return after removal. We can also assist if you have come from another jurisdiction and have brought a child and are on the receiving end of an Abduction application.