Family law

Children's law experts

While divorce and separation are always sad when children are involved, parents need to work together to make child arrangements that put children's needs first. Slater and Gordon's family law experts are here to help.

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The children's law experience you need

Slater and Gordon's team of family lawyers have the empathy and the expertise you need. Call us now on 0330 107 6495 or contact us online today and we will call you.

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Children's law

How can our solicitors help?

If you need legal advice on any aspect of family law, our experts are here to help. Our services include:

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Here to help you get child arrangements right

When couples separate, one of the hardest aspects of life is that you can't both be with your children as often as you want to be.

New child arrangements must be considered, such as where the child will live and how much time they will spend with the other parent.

The key to getting this right is always to put the needs of the children first, by considering questions like:

  • Which parent has the most time available to look after them
  • Whose home is nearest to your children's school and friends
  •  What changes might happen in terms of schools as children get older

Answering questions like these can go a long way to helping you reach an agreement that is in your child or children's best interests. If you can do this, there may be no need to involve the courts, as legal intervention is usually only necessary when parents can't reach an agreement.

However, particularly at a time when emotions are running high, it isn't always possible for even the most loving parents to agree on suitable child arrangements.

When that happens, in the first instance you might want to consider mediation, so that an impartial expert can help you to come to an agreement. Or, if an agreement can't be reached, our dedicated family lawyers are always here to help you with every aspect of children's law and child arrangements.

You can talk to one of our friendly experts today by calling 0330 107 6495 or contact us online today and we will call you.

How can our solicitors help?

We understand that putting the needs of your child first is important, so our expert team is on hand to offer you the best advice. No matter how complex the situation is, we will work with you to come to the best agreement for you and your children.

We advise on a vast range of children's cases, including:

Case studies

Pensions on divorce

A husband contacted our team to help resolve the financial aspect of his divorce.

Schooling disagreements

A mother contacted our team to help arrange which school her daughter was to attend after the father unreasonably challenged her position.

Taking children out of the country without consent

A father contacted our team after his daughter was taken to Egypt without his consent.