Children

Whether you need guidance in helping your own children, would like advice on your own legal rights and responsibilities as a parent, or want specialist information to help you consider your options when adopting, our dedicated family team are here to support you.

Custody

If you are experiencing the breakdown of your relationship, then the wellbeing and security of your children is a priority. There may be concerns or disputes over where the children live, and what level of contact they have with each parent. We understand that the choices made will affect your entire family, and so guarantee to give you the legal advice and support you need to make decisions which minimise the impact on everyone involved.

Social Services

In situations where you are facing the involvement of Social Services, seeking specialist legal advice as soon as possible is vital. Members of our team have the experience and expertise to offer you the support you need, and two of our solicitors sit on the Childcare Panel.  We offer legal aid in cases which involve the local authorities.

Adoption

If you are considering adopting, you need to make sure that you are fully informed about your legal responsibilities and the processes involved. Our team have experience in the specialist area of law, and can offer you the support you need, from general background guidance about adoption, to expert ongoing legal advice. For an overview, we recommend the information provided by the BAAF (British Association for Adoption and Fostering) on their website here.

For general information on your legal responsibilities as a parent, we suggest that you visit the website of Coram Children’s Legal Centre. We also offer a range of information, FAQs and other useful tools to support you as a parent in our Legal Resource Centre.

To discuss your situation and find out more about how we can help you please contact one of our team here