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    Approaching child disputes with care

    Our specialist team offers expert advice on all aspects of the law relating to children, both when linked to divorce, separation, or cohabitation and as a stand-alone issue. They combine a compassionate approach with the determination to help you achieve the best outcome for you and your children.

    We have extensive experience in private and public child law proceedings and our team includes Law Society Children and Family Law Panel members, who focus solely on this area of law.

    Settle childcare arrangements for your family

    We deal with all aspects of children disputes both public law and private law, including:

    • Child Arrangement Orders – residence and contact
    • Child Maintenance and Child Support Agency Applications
    • Paternity issues
    • Applications by grandparents or other family members
    • Special guardianship orders
    • Children’s rights and child protection
    • Adoption
    • Parental responsibility
    • Prohibited steps orders
    • Specific issue applications

    Specialist family law accreditations

    We have individuals on our team of our team who have earned The Law Society’s Family Law accreditation. This means they have shown a high level of competence and extensive knowledge in family law matters. Some of our solicitors also hold The Law Society’s Children Law accreditation, so they have the ability to work directly with children and understand their needs and wishes.

    Frequently asked questions about child custody and arrangements

    • How much do child dispute services cost?

      The cost varies depending on what is involved and the work required. We offer a one-hour fixed fee initial appointment during which we will assess your circumstances. We will then explain the costs involved and give you information about the funding options available to you.

      Public funding is still available in some cases and we will help to assess if you are eligible.

      If there is a fee to pay, our rates are very competitive. We offer flexible payment arrangements and will always provide a detailed cost estimate in writing at the outset. We will then update you regularly and help you to budget.

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    - Did you know?

    There are 2.5 million separated families in the UK, including 4 million children within those families.

    What do our clients say?

    M. Weafer

    Very helpful, attentive, kind and patient.

    CJ

    Very satisfied.

    MJ Hiles

    Everything went well. I felt comfortable talking to the staff.

    AD

    Very good service.

    T. Wood

    All good.

    P. Holt

    Her bedside manner was excellent.

    D. Thursfield

    Inspired confidence

    S. Wilson

    Extremely efficient service.  I was apprehensive about making a Will but Jessica guided me through everything – she explained everything and gave me space to ask any questions.  Would use her again.

    Let's start a conversation

    Reach out now for free and confidential initial advice. Simply call, email, or request a call back and one of our experienced team members will be in touch to help you with your legal needs.

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