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Children

Children

There are many issues regarding children that we can help with. If a relationship breaks down consideration needs to be given to where and with whom the children should live and when they should see the other parent.

Parents want the best for their children but are sometimes unable to agree how that can be achieved. It is possible to make an application to Court for a Child Arrangements Order, which will state when a child should stay with each parent and when they should see them.

We can also advise you on more unusual situations such as whether a child should be allowed to go and live in another country, receive medical treatment or attend a particular school.

We are here to provide constructive and pragmatic advice to help you reach an agreement. If that is not possible, we can advise you on alternatives such as attending mediation or court proceedings. This means we can guide you through the process of ensuring an outcome that is in the children’s best interests.

We will provide clear information regarding the costs of a course of action.

How we can help you

We represent parents, children and other family members and offer clear practical help and guidance in relation to:

• Where the children will live
• Th degree of contact
• Adoption

We do not provide work under the Legal Aid Scheme but our specialist team are happy to advise and represent family members in relation to Care proceedings in circumstances where Legal Aid is not available.

Our Approach

Our solicitors understand your concerns for your children and as active members of Resolution, the national body of specialist family lawyers, we encourage the settlement of family disputes in a constructive, non-confrontational way.

Our team are accredited specialists in Children and Family Law and are experienced in representing Children, Guardians, Parents, Grandparents and other family members.

We ensure that the cost of our advice is clear from the outset and will keep you updated as a case progresses.

To see how we can help you please call us for a free, confidential discussion with one of our team.

Gary Watson

Gary Watson

Partner

Gary is one of a very few solicitors in the South West accredited as an Advanced Member of The Law Society's family panel specialising in complex … show more

Contact

Tel01803 403 403
Emailgary.watson@boycehatton.co.uk
Fax01803 214 876
Kate Barton

Kate Barton

Partner

Kate advises on and deals with all areas of family law including divorce, financial settlements, cohabitation, prenuptial agreements and children. … show more

Contact

Tel01803 408 427
Emailkate.barton@boycehatton.co.uk
Fax01803 214 876