We understand the sensitivity and emotions, that surround children cases and work to resolve issues quickly, with minimum tension and the child’s best interest at heart throughout. Our team of expert solicitors have a strong success record across the full range of child law matters and represented parents, grandparents and other family members.

Parents

The greatest concern for most divorcing couples is the welfare of their children.

If the parents can agree who the child/children live with and the contact arrangements with the children it is often not necessary to involve solicitors.  However, if this can not be done Poynton Law Limited is able to assist.

The areas in which Poynton Law Limited can assist include the following:

  • Residence Order– this will determine where the child/children will live
  • Contact Order- this will determine the contact that the child/children will have with their parents
  • Prohibited Steps Order– this order is taken out to prevent a parent from doing something for example moving their child/children to a different part of England and Wales
  • Specific Issue Order– this requires a parent to do something
  • Change of Name– thus changing your child/children’s name

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Grandparents

As a grandparent you do not have an automatic right to see your grandchild/grandchildren. As a starting point we recommend strongly that you speak to the parents and seek their permission to see your grandchild/grandchildren. If this is not granted, you can apply to the court for permission to see your grandchild/grandchildren. You do not have an automatic right to apply to the court. You will need to make an application for permission to make a further application to see your grandchild/grandchildren under a court order. When determining whether an order should be granted the court will look at your relationship with your grandchild/grandchildren and the significance of your involvement in their lives.

Poynton Law Limited can assist you throughout the process,  provide honest and frank advice  and represent you at any hearings.