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    Children & Parental Disputes

Working out what is best for the children when a relationship or marriage ends can be extremely difficult for all parties involved.  

Key decisions may have to be made about where the children live, how much time they should spend with each parent, what contact they should have with wider family, such as grandparents, which school they should attend and whether they should travel internationally to particular countries or permanently move abroad.

Matters may be complicated further if a child has specific needs, or a parent has existing issues which may result in supervised or limited time with the child. Any decisions made may need to be revisited on a regular basis as the child grows up and their needs evolve.

If a child is removed from your care and taken abroad without your permission this can be unlawful and requires urgent action to ensure the safe and prompt return of the child.

Our children & parental disputes expertise 

As leading experts in children and parental disputes, we are well-positioned to advise you on the best options for your circumstances. We understand that every family is different, and therefore requires customised arrangements to ensure that the children’s best interests are promoted, their wellbeing is considered, and their various needs are met.

We have extensive experience in all methods of resolving issues relating to children, and we are well versed in resolving those issues without the need for court proceedings. We can also handle situations where the relationship has broken down completely and a judge is appointed to make the difficult decisions. We are experts at handling litigation where it becomes necessary. We have acted in many of the leading reported cases including in the Court of Appeal – a list of our reported cases is available here

Our team are on hand to advise you and steer you to achieve the best possible outcome for your children. 

Meet our children & parental dispute lawyers

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