Our team understands that dealing with issues and disputes over your children can be very traumatic. Your children are naturally your primary concern.
We provide sensitive and pragmatic advice which recognises the emotional complexity of children matters and the need to place the welfare of the child at the front and centre of all we do. You may be struggling to agree about where your children should live or how much time they should spend with the other parent, or even wider family members. Some clients have concerns around when and how to introduce new partners or may need to relocate with their children to another part of the country. These are not steps that you should take unilaterally and absent an agreement with the other parent, or a court order. There may be specific issues around education and medical care for your children that you simply cannot resolve without support. You may be unclear about what you should pay or receive in child maintenance. Sadly, some cases involve serious allegations of parental alienation and abuse and social services may have become involved. Expert advice with a team that understands these complexities and how to navigate a system which appears daunting and confusing with multiple professionals and agencies involved is vital. In an increasingly international world, where work and family obligations can cause a need for one parent to move abroad, we are also highly experienced in advising clients on issues pertaining to the relocation of children, and sadly, the complex area of international child abduction and applications for the summary return of children.