Children and Parenting Matters

Separation and divorce is normally an emotional and difficult time, it is a time of change. It can be especially difficult when there are children involved.

Finding the right approach to children and parenting matters following separation is crucial. Often the lawyer that you choose can have a significant impact on how you approach your parenting matters after separation and the outcome that you achieve. This is why it is so important to choose the right lawyer. One that is a good fit for you.

After separation the family dynamics will have changed significantly and finding the right solution for you and your family can be challenging. That’s why having a team you can trust and rely on for your parenting matters is so important. Our family law team are passionate about providing a genuine and sensitive service to the families we work with. We aim to provide you with a holistic approach, referring you where appropriate to counsellors and mediators to work with you and us to help you achieve a solution that is in the best interest of your child.

We know that modern families come in many shapes and sizes and there is definitely no ‘one size fits all’ solution. That is why we take the time to really get to know you and your situation and to understand what your family needs to move forward with certainty, dignity and respect.

Our family law team are able to assist with all issues relating to parenting and children’s matters, including:

  • child custody and parenting arrangements, including who your child lives with and the time they spend with each parent, holiday arrangements, schooling and other issues;
  • child abduction;
  • relocation;
  • DNA testing and parentage issues;
  • grandparents rights and access to grandchildren;

No matter what stage you’re at we can help.

Perhaps you have been able to reach an agreement about your parenting matters. Firstly, well done! That in itself is an achievement. We can advise you on the options available and help you prepare the necessary documents to formalise your agreement, giving you the peace of mind you need to move on and co-parent effectively.

If you’ve found that things just aren’t going smoothly and you need help to decide what steps to take next, let us give you the advice you need to make those decisions. Whether you have attempted a mediation and it hasn’t worked or you are trying to negotiate to reach an agreement, we can provide you with practical advice about how to take those next steps to try and resolve your parenting matters as amicably as possible.

Unfortunately, there are some matters that need to go before the Court. While we understand that going to Court is a daunting process, if your matter does head in that direction, you can be sure that having us on your team means you have someone in your corner every step of the way.

We have the knowledge and experience to offer you more than just solid legal advice. We combine our advice with practical and thoughtful solutions to achieve the best possible outcome not only for you, but most importantly, your children.