The Family Law team here at Butcher and Barlow we are able to advise on all issues relating to children which may arise from the break down of a relationship, or the breakdown of a previous agreement reached for children.
We recognise that resolving issues relating to the arrangements for the children can be a very difficult and stressful time and it is important to ensure that such matters are dealt with sensitively. At Butcher and Barlow we have a large number of solicitors who have accreditations that recognise their specialist expertise in children law matters.
Wherever possible we will aim to achieve an agreement for you without the need to attend court as we appreciate that court proceedings can be both expensive and emotionally draining.
It should only be necessary to go to court in relation to arrangements for children if it is not possible to come to an agreement by other means, or if there are urgent welfare issues than need consideration by the court. We will therefore assist you to explore options of reaching an agreement without issuing court proceedings wherever possible. Initially we will contact the other party on your behalf to see whether an agreement can be reached and discuss the suitability of attending mediation.
If court proceedings become necessary, we have the expertise to represent you within those proceedings.
The issues that we are able to advise upon include:
- Parental responsibility for children;
- Child arrangements orders;
- Specific issue orders;
- Prohibited steps orders; and
- Special guardianship orders.