There is a spectrum of legal issues which can affect children and families both when families are created and when parents separate and these can include:-
- who a child lives with (Child Arrangement Order)
- where a child lives (Child Arrangement Order)
- what contact a child has with the non-resident parent (Child Arrangement Order)
- parental responsibility for a father, step-parent or other
- moving the child within England and Wales (Internal Child Relocation)
- moving the child overseas (International Child Relocation)
- forced marriage
- unlawfully removing the child from the country (Child Abduction)
- specific issues e.g. surname, religion, education, medical treatment (Specific Issue Order)
When the court considers any matter in relation to a child, the welfare of the child will be the paramount consideration. Our team specialises in children and family law, it is all we do. We can advise you on the likely approach of the court - which is focused on achieving the right outcome for a child. We will give you realistic advice and will endeavour to settle matters without the need to involve the court. In this way, any costs are kept to minimum.
However, there are times when a robust approach is required and we will act swiftly and decisively when it is necessary.
A&N are known for our exceptional client care. We have a dedicated Client Care Manager who is able to assist in terms of accessing support for those of our clients who need it.
It is our ethos that all children and all families are important. Our approach to each client is the same – to offer high quality advice and representation in a sensitive manner.
We understand that advice at an early stage can make all the difference which is why we offer a free 30 minute initial advice session. There is no obligation to come back to us. We will always explore options for funding any future representation. Our fees are flexible, clear and straightforward. We will assess eligibility for legal aid where relevant.
- Child Arrangement Orders: residence and contact related matters for parents, grandparents and others after separation. Read More at Parliament.co.uk