Personal Services Children

Because their future matters

Our family lawyers provide expert legal advice for parents making decisions for their children when a relationship ends and other child matters.

When children are involved everyone wants what’s best for their wellbeing and their future. From who makes decisions and where they live, to when a child sees each parent. Our team are here to work through all your questions – and help you reach an agreement that works for your family.





To talk through your situation and how we can help with legal matters involving your children, call us on 01803 403403 or complete a form and we’ll call you back at a time convenient to you.

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You and your children are in safe hands with our expert family lawyers who specialise in children’s law. Kate Barton is a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel of expert solicitors and heads the team. Gary Watson is one of a very few lawyers in the South West accredited as an Advanced Member of the Law Society’s family panel, specialising in complex asset cases.
No two families are the same, and neither is our advice to you. We listen and offer a personal service that you can depend on for your family.

Key to your successful outcome is that we put you first. We really listen and understand what’s important to you.

We’re ready when you are.

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Our compassionate team of child law experts are here to guide you through the issues and legal processes involved around children when parents separate so that your family can move forwards.

Legal matters for children when parents separate

When a relationship breaks down and children are involved there can be lots of difficult questions and details to work through. Every family is different and what works for one may not work for another, we work with you to reach the right outcomes for your family. We’ll help you work out practical arrangements such as;

  • Which parent children should live with
  • When children will see each parent
  • What rights grandparents have

Our support doesn’t stop there, we can also help with more specific and unique situations such as whether a child should;

  • be allowed to live in a different country
  • receive medical treatment
  • attend a particular school

We provide constructive and pragmatic advice to help you reach an agreement. If this isn’t possible, we can advise you on alternatives such as mediation or court proceedings. At every step of the way, we’ll provide clear information on each course of action.

“I can’t speak or put into words how highly I rate Kate Barton as a Family Lawyer and as a person. I understand Kate was only doing her job but I feel she went above and beyond when dealing with my case which meant a lot to me and my three beautiful children.”

Request a call back

We understand it can be difficult to take the first step and talk to a lawyer about your situation.  With Boyce Hatton, that first step is easy; simply complete the form below and we will contact you at a time convenient for you. We are here to listen, to understand your circumstances and offer some initial guidance so you can make the right decisions for you.

We do not provide work under the Legal Aid Scheme but our team are happy to advise and represent family members in relation to care proceedings in circumstances where Legal Aid is not available – please get in touch to find out more.

Need help? Call us on 01803 403403 for a free, confidential discussion with one of our team or get in touch online.

Our reputation for trusted advice, legal expertise and supportive guidance brings clients back to us again and again.

  • divorce & family
  • wills trust & probate
  • property
  • disputes
  • personal injury

Call us on 01803 403403

We’re here to help with your personal legal issue, however sensitive.