If you have children and you’re going through a separation, the first thing you will need to decide is which parent/ guardian your children should live with, and what level of contact your children should have with the non-resident parent.
If you are unable to agree this, then you may need to submit an application via the Court. The Court will always consider what is your child’s best interests, and whether there are any welfare issues that need to be addressed. The process is governed by the Children Act 1989 and our highly specialised and sympathetic team will advise you on what to expect. To avoid involvement with the Court, we will attempt to resolve any issues surrounding contact and where your child should live by negotiating with all parties concerned. It’s vital that any arrangements which are agreed or reached are in the interests of your child. Our experienced team pride themselves on the support and assistance they can provide you through this difficult process.
We can also assist in providing a venue which is both safe and neutral for an absent parent to meet with their child or children if difficulties have arisen. We are able to make referrals for clients to Contact Centre in the area. For more information on the above, please contact us.
Why Instruct Us?
We have an excellent reputation for giving sound and realistic advice. We will provide you with constant support to help ease any anxiety.
As members of the Resolution and Children Panel, our Family Law Team have many years of experience working in this area. By instructing us, we will help you through this difficult time.
What Happens Next?
We’ve made it really easy for you to contact us by offering flexible appointments to suit your needs.
We will talk through your options and look at what you want to achieve. We will explain the process and options to you, and how the court might approach the various issues in your case.
How Much Will it Cost?
Our rate varies on the complexity of your case. However, we do offer an initial fixed fee consultation at £100.00 inclusive of VAT to assess your situation.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, further work may be carried out on a fixed fee basis or charged at an hourly rate. We also undertake cases under the Public Funding Scheme via the Legal Aid Agency and we assess your eligibility for Legal Aid at the outset.
We will always make it clear at the beginning of your matter as to the likely cost and we will keep you fully informed should anything change that may affect this.