Families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Family life is evolving. Step parents and blended families are more common place. Same sex couples can marry. Surrogacy and fertility treatment is playing an increasing role in creating families. Families move, work and travel abroad adding a further dimension. Our starting point is to understand a family from our client’s point of view.
We are specialist children lawyers who understand the legal complexities of the law in relation to children. Establishing who has legal responsibility (parental responsibility) for a child is important. This is usually straightforward but if a surrogate or sperm donor is involved then it can get complicated and it is vital that specialist legal advice is sought in the early stages. Parental responsibility can give you the power to make certain decisions about a child. We can advise you generally about this or in relation to a specific important decision, such as which school a child should go to, proposed medical treatment and other such significant decisions.
Many people, both couples and individuals, create their family by adopting a child or sibling group. Children can be adopted from within the UK or abroad. It is vital that the correct legal processes are followed. This can be one of the more complicated areas of family law which most of the time has a happy outcome with a new family being created. However, there are some instances when this is not the case and you should contact us for advice.
We have experience in all other family law areas listed below:
Whether you are a person wishing to adopt a child or the parent of a child being placed for adoption, we can help you through the process that will inevitably change your life and the lives of your children.
Parental responsibility is the legal right to make important decisions about a child’s upbringing including issues such as education, medical treatment, change of a child’s name and removal of the child from the jurisdiction (England and Wales).
Family law is all we do and client care is at the heart of our business. Family relationships are fundamental to most people’s lives. When they go wrong it can be shattering. We work hard to give our clients the advice and support that is needed during what can be a difficult time. We have many years experience of a variety of family problems. We will be sensitive and we will not judge but we will give you the best advice based upon years of experience in representing and advising many different family members in many different types of family situations.
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I think Helen has done amazingly and fought really hard for my case. It is only due to her that I have my son back. I like that Helen is direct and to the point and if I’m not doing something that I should be, then Helen will tell me straight up. Helen is passionate about what she does and I am really grateful to her.
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