Children FAQs

Child disputes can be a minefield of confusing Court Orders and solicitors letters, so legal advice on child custody is an absolute must. Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below and see if we can answer some of your queries.

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What is child custody?

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Custody is an old legal term for defining with whom a child shall live when the child's parents...

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How will we work out who gets custody of the children? Do I need a child custody lawyer?

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It helps many parents to know that in dealing with arrangements for children the court’s...

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Help! There is an urgent problem with my child – what can I do?

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In some instances swift legal action must be taken to protect a child and we can help you respond...

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What is Parental Alienation?

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Parental alienation occurs when a parent obstructs, damages, or totally prevents their child’s...

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I am caring for a child do I need to obtain legal guardianship in the UK?

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First of all we would need to establish whether you have Parental Responsibility for the child....

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I am a grandparent and I am being prevented from seeing my grandchild is there anything I can do?

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Yes. Grandparents can make an application to the court in respect of their grandchildren. They...

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I am a step parent what is my legal position in respect of my step children?

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A step parent will very often have a very important role in the lives of their step children. They...

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I feel like my children should be able to have their own say; can my children be involved in family law mediation?

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There are specialist trained mediators who can include children in the process. This is usually for...

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Now that my relationship has ended I no longer want to live in the UK. Can I take my child with me? Do I need a child relocation lawyer?

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Many relationships and lifestyles now cross international borders and where separated parents no...

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