If you and the other parent have separated and/or are divorcing, we have a number of barristers who can help and support you throughout proceedings relating to arrangements for your children. Our experienced Family Law team frequently deals with disputes between parents or other family members where contact has broken down, and we can provide advice and representation in all cases concerning arrangements for children (which used to be known as contact and residence).
If you have already separated or are in the process of separating, and cannot agree, for example, who your children should live with or how and when they should spend with the other parent, we can help resolve the disagreement.
We can also represent you if you (or the other parent) want to move abroad or to another part of the country with your child, or if you disagree with how your child is being educated or over matters of religion.
Sometimes these circumstances also involve allegations against a parent of domestic violence, physical, emotional or sexual abuse or of alcohol or substance abuse. Whether the allegations are about you or the other parent, we can help by advising and representing you.
These are emotive issues, and our Family Law team members pride themselves on their experience and their ability to give practical and objective advice and support. These cases often involve many complex levels of allegations and counter-allegations, and emotions can run high. It’s not unusual for the relationship between you and your former partner to have become extremely hostile and it might feel as though reaching agreement is impossible.
Many of our Barristers who specialise in these areas have children themselves, and have built their reputations on their sensitive approach resolving these arguments involving the future care and wellbeing of children.
- Disputes over schooling
- Enforcing visiting rights
- International relocation applications
- Medical treatment
- Parental orders
- Shared care agreements
- Supervised visiting arrangements.