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Child Law Solicitors in Leicester

When it comes to legal issues involving children, having the right legal guidance and support is essential for everyone involved. At Johnson Astills, our dedicated Child Law Solicitors in Leicester are here to provide expert legal assistance for a wide range of matters. Your key aims, combined with your child’s best interests, will always be paramount.

With many years of experience and a deep understanding of wider family law issues, our solicitors are well-equipped to handle complex and delicate child-related issues.

We offer a fixed cost initial consultation with one of our friendly, expert child law solicitors in Leicester in person, over the phone or via video conferencing starting from £235 (plus VAT).

For professional and prompt child law advice in Leicester, please contact us now on 0116 255 4855 or use our simple enquiry form to request a call back.

Our child law team in Leicester can support you with:

  • Child Arrangement Orders
  • Parental responsibility
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Moving abroad with children
  • Relocating in the UK with children
  • Disclosure of children’s whereabouts if the parent with whom they are living has moved away
  • Changing of surnames
  • Surrogacy and Donor Conception
  • Adoption

Benefits of working with our child law solicitors in Leicester

Our child law solicitors in Leicester possess extensive expertise and practical experience in dealing with a diverse range of legal matters concerning children. Whether it involves child arrangements, parental responsibility, or a more specific matter, our solicitors offer comprehensive services that encompass all areas of child law.

We take a personalised approach to our legal services, understanding that no two families arethe same. Our child law solicitors offer a service tailored to your individual circumstances. We are accurate and effective while taking into account your individual needs.

We pride ourselves on the sensitivity and compassion of our team. Children law matters often involve highly challenging circumstances for all parties involved. With this in mind, we strive to make a positive difference by providing support, empathy, and understanding throughout the entire legal process. Our aim is to alleviate the emotional burden and guide you towards a resolution that prioritises the well-being and welfare of your child.

While advising and assisting yourfamily, you can count on our dedicated support. We are here to ensure that you feel heard, understood, and empowered every step of the way. Our solicitors will offer unwavering guidance, helping you navigate the complexities of child law with confidence and clarity.

Our child law team in Leicester includes accredited members of Resolution, a leading network for family lawyers in the UK.

Book an initial fixed cost consultation with our child law solicitors in Leicester

To book your initial fixed cost consultation with professional child law solicitors in Leicester, please contact us now on 0116 255 4855 or use our simple enquiry form to request a call back.

How we can help with child law legal advice in Leicester

Our child law solicitors in Leicester have a breadth of experience and expertise across a wide range of areas such as Child Arrangements Orders, parental responsibility, child support, legal parenthood, specific issue orders, prohibited steps orders, and financial disputes and claims.

We are also experienced in terms of legal parenthood issues, including surrogacy,  adoption, and same sex couples, ensuring the necessary legal requirements are met. In all matters, we offer expert advice and representation to protect your rights and help to achieve a fair resolution.

Reaching an amicable agreement on child arrangements

In many instances, separated parents can reach an amicable agreement on the arrangements they need to make for their children. Provided it is considered safe for them to do so, all children should have the opportunity to have and maintain a relationship with both parents, but the specific arrangements may vary based on individual circumstances.

Our family lawyers are available to provide guidance regarding  your parental responsibility, together wih what the most suitable arrangements should be for your children, and help determine the most suitable approach, which may include various alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options such as collaborative law and mediation.

Using collaborative law for child arrangements

Collaborative law is a process where you, your former partner, and your respective lawyers come together in a series of meetings to discuss child arrangements.

The advantage of collaborative law is that it empowers you to have the final say in decision making, rather than arrangements being determined by the Court. It promotes amicable discussion and may help you to maintain a positive relationship with your former partner. Compared to court proceedings, collaborative law may be a faster, less expensive, and less stressful choice for all parties.

Your lawyers will sign an agreement which specifies that they will not be able to represent you during any court proceedings, committing everyone to making the process a success.

Using mediation for child arrangements

Our child law solicitors in Leicester can also assist with negotiating arrangements for children, including through mediation, where necessary.

Mediation involves you and your former partner meeting with a neutral third party, known as a mediator. The mediator is present to facilitate the discussion and ensure meetings are as productive as possible. They do not provide any specific legal guidance, nor do they take sides.

In the unfortunate event that it is not possible to agree on arrangements for children through collaborative law or mediation, we can also guide you through a court application for a Child Arrangements Order. We can also advise on matters such as Specific Issue Orders to resolve one-off issues, such as where children should go to school, and Prohibited Steps Orders, to prevent a parent taking various courses of action, for example removing a child from the UK.

International child law

Where there are international elements to a child law , it is important to have specialist legal advice from an expert who is familiar with these types of situations. At Johnson Astills, our child law solicitors in Leicester can support you through issues such as where one or both spouses are foreign nationals or where one party does not live in the UK. We also have the expertise to advise on dealing with considerations such as international assets and taking children abroad.

Our child arrangements costs

We provide a number of funding options for our legal services, including fixed fee agreements when suitable. This helps you have a clear understanding of the costs associated with handling arrangements for your children, providing certainty in financial matters. From the beginning of our working relationship, we will provide you with a realistic estimate of the estimated fees involved. This ensures transparency and allows you to have a clear idea of the potential expenses you may incur in order to achieve your desired outcome.

Book an initial fixed cost consultation with our child law  solicitors in Leicester

Get in touch to arrange a fixed-fee consultation. Our child law solicitors in Leicester are on hand to provide full support. We will provide initial guidance, discuss the options, and help you to understand both the process and timeframe going forward.

To book your initial fixed cost consultation with one of our expert child law solicitors in Leicester, please contact us now on 0116 255 4855 or use our simple enquiry form to request a call back.