The competing views of you, your partner and other family members mean it is sometimes difficult to establish what arrangements are in the best interests of your children. We have a small team of highly experienced child care lawyers, focused on providing expert advice in a non-confrontational environment. We aim for practical and workable solutions to a wide range of child care issues, including situations where the local authority has become involved.
Child Residence And Contact
We believe issues of residence (where the child should live) and contact (who the child should have contact with) are best decided by agreement. Our solicitors are members of Resolution, an organisation that promotes ways to minimise conflict and reduce the impact of separation and divorce on children, including finding alternatives to court. Solicitor Greg Coad is on the Children's Panel of the Law Society.
Our expertise helps us resolve all issues relating to children no matter how entrenched the views of your partner or spouse appear to be. We can also address issues of maintenance, everyday expenses and education as part of any financial settlement on divorce.
If we cannot reach agreement on child issues, we will begin proceedings for an appropriate child residence order or contact order. If this is the case, you will be represented by the lawyer who has been advising you all along and knows the details of your case fully.
Care Order Lawyers In Eastleigh
Our team is regularly involved in child care proceedings involving local authorities where emergency protection or care orders have been applied for. We act primarily for parents, but also represent grandparents and other relatives who have become involved in proceedings, either on their own accord or at the request of the local authority.
These cases are complex and the outcome will have enormous implications for you and your family. Unlike many firms, we handle these cases from beginning to end and become actively involved in every aspect of the process — from attending initial meetings with the local authority to attending court and representing your position as effectively as possible.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of child law in Southampton and the surrounding areas, contact us on 0808 250 7260 or online. We offer a greatly reduced, one-hour initial consultation with an experienced solicitor and a range of flexible payment plans for those cases not covered by legal aid.