When a relationship ends and there are children involved, it can often be an emotionally difficult time. Our expert family solicitors in Chester and Shrewsbury aim to deal with these cases in a sensitive, prompt and efficient manner.
How We Can Help
We are highly experienced in dealing with a range of issues relating to children, and have a strong track record of success in this area.
In most cases where parents separate, there are matters to address such as parental responsibility and where children will live or spend time with each parent. It may need to be decided which parent’s home will be the primary residence and when (and how frequently) each parent will spend time with the children.
It may be the case that those seeking parental responsibility are wider family members, such as grandparents, step-parents, aunts or uncles. Someone appointed as guardian in a will may also need legal advice on their rights.
Additionally, we can advise on financial issues relating to children, such as child support and financial claims, lump sums or property transfers.
If you are keen to avoid going to court, you may wish to consider the collaborative law process. This is where you and your former partner work to address the situation amicably between you and ensure a solution that is fair for you and your children. Both of you sign an agreement not to go to court. Instead, matters are resolved in a series of face-to-face meetings between you and your partner, along with your legal representatives.
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