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Child Custody And Child Law Solicitors

With one of the largest teams of specialist family lawyers in the country, Poole Alcock Family Law provides unrivalled expert advice and support in relation to arrangements for children post-separation, previously referred to as ‘child custody’ and child law cases. We offer consultations and can provide you with a fixed price for your case.

Children Services

Family Legal Services and Child Arrangements

At Poole Alcock, our experienced team of child law and family solicitors specialises in dealing with difficult child custody cases. We understand each dispute should be handled sensitively as this process can be highly emotional for those involved, always with the child(ren)’s best interests kept in mind. We understand the strain that agreeing the arrangements for children can cause for all parties involved. No two cases are the same and therefore our team will be with you each step of the way to ensure the process reflects your specific circumstances and the most suitable and conciliatory resolution is found for your family. We also have a team of specialist care lawyers who work alongside parents and guardians on cases in which the local authority and social services are involved. Matters involving children, and negotiating custody (called child arrangements by the court), is a delicate subject which should be handled with the utmost care to achieve the best possible outcome for those involved. Our team of child law solicitors will be by your side, every step of the way, to outline your options and assist with the progression of your case.

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The Child Arrangements Order Process

  1. Appoint Poole Alcock’s Child Law Solicitors.
  2. Write to the other parent to reach an agreement.
  3. Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting (MIAM) – This is a requirement unless an exemption applies.
  4. Gate Keeping & Allocation Hearing.
  5. First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointment (FHDRA).
  6. Dispute Resolution Appointment (DRA) – There may be multiple DRAs depending on the issues raised.
  7. Final Hearing – If a resolution cannot be reached, the court will determine the arrangements.

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If you have a question about family law or divorce of if you would like to speak to our team, please complete the contact form below or call us for free. No matter where you live in England or Wales, consultations can take place in one of our local offices or, if you prefer, over the phone or via an online video/Zoom call. The consultation can be arranged at a time and date that is convenient for you and we always endeavour to work with the utmost sensitivity with regards to your personal circumstances.

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What people say about us

I want to thank you all, for the work you have done. Helen you are great at your job. Fingers crossed I can try to get on with my life. But if I do need your help in the future I will get in contact with you. – Family Client

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