Children

This can be a minefield of terms and procedure which are not used on a day-to-day basis such as Child Arrangement Orders, Cafcass, Welfare Principles and Section 7 Reports. We aim to guide you through these terms using easy language. 

We know your main priority is to sort out the matters involving your children as soon as possible. At Symes Bains Broomer, our team are members of Resolution, an organisation that believes in dealing with problems relating to family law in a sensible and sympathetic way. We will aim to resolve your matter by way of correspondence, and then mediation if not successful, and as a last resort an application to Court. 

Legal aid has been significantly reduced, however there is legal aid available in limited circumstances. Otherwise we ensure that we are cost-transparent, you are fully informed of the anticipated costs and receive regular cost updates. 

We have a strong team providing advice and assistance on a range of areas including; where a child will live, declaration of parentage and DNA tests, being able to spend time with your children or other younger family members such as grandchildren, preventing a child being removed from your care, changing a child’s surname, moving out of the area or UK and requesting parental responsibility such as for an unmarried father, step-parent or a guardian.

If you would like to get in touch you can do this by using our Enquiry Form, calling, or popping into one our offices.