Unfortunately family life is not always straightforward.
When parents separate they don’t always agree about when the children spend time with each other. They may not agree on where the child attends school or whether their name should be changed.
At Jordans we can help if:
• You and your ex-partner disagree about where your children and live, or when they spend time with each of you (custody/access, contact/residence);
• You are concerned for your child’s safety in the care of your ex-partner;
• You are caring for your grandchild because the child’s parents are unable to;
• If Social Services have become involved with your family;
• You want to change your child’s name by deed;
• You want to move abroad with your children.
We have partnered with Voices in the Middle, a charity that has developed the only website for the children of separating families in the UK, in order to give those children a voice. We encourage amicable agreements and child-focused outcomes when families are separating and pride ourselves in promoting solutions which support the best interests of children.
Our team include solicitors independently accredited by the Law Society and Resolution; recognising their expertise in children law. Our team include members of the Law Society’s Children Panel and Resolution accredited specialists.
Our experienced team are passionate about putting your children at the centre and achieving the best outcome for you and your family.
Frequently asked questions
It is widely recognised that it is very important for children to maintain their relationships with both parents following a separation. It is usually regrettable if the breakdown of a relationship affects a child’s relationship with one of their parents.
Where possible it is always best for the children and for you if arrangements for your children can be agreed between you and the other parent. Mediation is often a helpful way of agreeing the arrangements for where children live or spend time. If you cannot agree, then it may be necessary to apply to court for a Child Arrangements Order (formerly called a Residence or Contact Order). Contact us to discuss how we can help your children spend time with you.
Legal Aid is far more restricted than it once was. Jordans Solicitors are contracted with the Legal Aid Agency and, where it is still available, we can advise you whether you are eligible. Contact us to discuss whether your personal circumstances mean you qualify for Legal Aid.
Contacting a solicitor does not need to be daunting. For a free-consultation with a solicitor to find out how we can help, call 0330 300 1103 or request a call-back.