Area Family Law

Children

Our approach to costs is open and frank. Our charges are calculated on the basis of the time we spend working on your matter. The hourly rates for the different levels of experience of our team members are competitive. Family…

Surrogacy Law

For many people surrogacy opens the door to starting a family. In order to keep the process smooth and inexpensive it is important to seek advice from a solicitor on the legal aspects throughout. Issues can arise in particular with…

Specific Issue Orders

A specific issue order determines the answer to a particular question regarding the child’s upbringing. It could be used to decide which school the child should attend, whether the child should have a particular operation, what religion the child should…

Video Guides

Please find below our handy video guides: 1. How to deal with the breakdown of a relationship 2. How to save money on a legal matter involving Family Law 3. How to choose a solicitor for a Family Law issue…

Parental Responsibility

Parental responsibility is defined as all the rights, duties, powers and responsibilities and authority which a parent has in relation to the child. In effect, parental responsibility gives the individual the right to be involved in the day-to-day management of…

Child Arrangements Orders

As of 22 April 2014, child arrangement orders replaced contact orders and residence orders as a single order within child proceedings. What happens to pre-existing residence or contact orders? Any contact or residence orders granted before this date will still stand. The terms will…

Residence Orders

On 22 April 2014 residence orders were abolished and replaced with child arrangements orders.  A residence order will not affect the parental responsibility of either parent when it is made; it will only determine who the child will live with upon separation. The…

Contact Orders

On 22 April 2014 contact orders were abolished and replaced with child arrangements orders.  Contact orders require the person that the child lives with to allow the child to visit or stay with the person named in the contact order. Contact…

The Welfare Checklist

When considering any issue concerning a child the Court must take into account the welfare checklist. This checklist must be considered in every case and contains the following 7 factors: The ascertainable wishes and feelings of the child concerned (in…