When children are involved everyone wants what’s best for their future. From who has parental responsibility to when a child sees each parent, we’re here to work through all your questions — and help you reach an agreement that works.
Learn about how our team can help you on all matters involving children.
From the first time we meet we’ll take the time to really get to know you, so that we understand the intricacies of what you need. We offer you clear, legal advice from experts in each field of law so that you can make the best decision for you. We put you first. We listen. And offer you a personal service that you can depend on.How We Work
Our friendly team of experts are here to guide you through the issues and legal processes involved around children, separation and adoption so that your family can move forwards.
When a relationship breaks down and children are involved there are lots of difficult details to work through. We’ll help you to work out where and with whom children will live and when they will see the other parent.
We can also help with advice and support on more unusual situations like whether a child should be allowed to go and live in another country, receive medical treatment or attend a particular school.
Reaching an agreement
We’re here to provide constructive and pragmatic advice to help you reach an agreement. And if that isn’t possible, we’ll advise you on alternatives such as attending mediation or court proceedings. And of course, we’ll always provide clear information on the cost of each course of action.
We can also offer advice on adoptions.
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 assets cases: he heads up our highly experienced team.
Kate Barton is a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel of expert solicitors and heads our Children’s Team.
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.
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.