Children

Where disputes involve children, we work with you to find a solution that has your child's best interests at heart. 

When it comes to your children, you want to be sure you're getting the best legal advice and support available.

You can rely on our expertise whatever your situation.

More importantly, we understand the need to make child-centred decisions and we are committed to reducing conflict wherever we can. Frequently working alongside therapists to ensure families are able to move forward with their lives positively, we always work flexibly, tailoring our approach to the individual needs of each family.

Our lawyers

Technically-skilled and capable, our specialist team excels in working creatively with families to encourage positive co-parenting and is known for its sensible and constructive approach, even in high conflict cases. 

Our experience

Our talented lawyers have years of experience dealing with disputes involving children. We are known for successfully dealing with cases where there is a high degree of parental conflict, financial disputes or where there is an international dimension. Recently, we have: 

  • Provided urgent advice to a mother involved in high-conflict proceedings where international child abduction was alleged. We obtained legal advice from the other country involved and made an emergency application to the High Court to resolve the dispute quickly. 
  • Successfully negotiated a mother's relocation abroad with her child, ensuring the child's relationship with the father was fully supported after the move.  
  • Represented parents in highly sensitive cases involving allegations of sexual abuse, alcohol addiction and domestic abuse – often where there are simultaneous police investigations and criminal proceedings. We work closely with professionals such as child psychologists and family therapists to find a child-focussed solution.
  • Successfully represented a high-profile father in proceedings where he wanted to relocate to another country with his child, a decision upheld by the Court of Appeal.
  • Supported parents in mediation, helping them to resolve discrete issues such as schooling and financial support in time and cost-effective way.

Our clients

We advise a range of families including: 

  • Same-sex families 
  • International families 
  • Unmarried couples 
  • Grandparents, step-parents and other family members 
  • High profile individuals 

Legal resources you may find useful

www.divorce.co.uk 
Our dedicated site for divorcing couples provides a wealth of information to help support you and your family through separation and divorce. 

www.cohabitation-law.co.uk 
Our innovative site aimed at unmarried couples provides a wide range of free advice from buying a property together to dealing with separation.

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