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Family Law Advice for Fathers

With over 50 offices throughout the country, Poole Alcock is one of the UK’s leading divorce and family law firms. Get the advice you need to protect your rights as a father. Contact us today for an initial consultation with our Family Law on-boarding specialists.

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Legal Advice for Fathers – with Poole Alcock

Assistance with Fathers Rights

Navigating family law can be a daunting experience, especially for fathers who are often assumed to be less involved in their children’s lives. At our firm, we understand the importance of a father’s role in shaping a child’s future and are committed to providing the best family law advice for fathers throughout the UK. We work with both mothers and fathers to come to an agreement that is in the best interest of the children involved. Our leading family lawyers are dedicated to ensuring that fathers have the same level of representation and support as mothers. We understand the unique challenges that fathers face and are here to provide the guidance and advocacy they need to protect their parental rights.

Poole Alcock divorce and family lawyers have offices in Alsager, Birmingham, Chester, Congleton, London, Manchester, Nantwich, Northwich, Crewe, Sandbach and Wilmslow, and offer nationwide legal consultation. If you would like an initial consultation with our Family Law on-boarding specialists to discuss your options, please complete the contact form below or call us for free on 0800 470 0337.

Family Legal Services and Child Arrangements

Difficult child custody cases can be emotionally draining for all parties involved. At Poole Alcock, our experienced team of child law and family solicitors specialise in helping families navigate these challenging situations. We understand the unique circumstances of each case and always keep the child’s best interests in mind. Our dedicated team provides support and guidance every step of the way to help you reach the most suitable and conciliatory resolution for your family. Additionally, we have a team of specialists who work with parents and guardians when social services or the local authority are involved. We understand the delicate nature of cases involving children and will handle your case with the utmost care to ensure the best possible outcome for all. Let our child law solicitors outline your options and help guide you through this difficult process.

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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Child Custody: How We Can Help You

Child custody cases are often some of the most emotionally taxing legal struggles. But you don’t have to handle it alone. We’re experts in mediation and court representation, and we can help you find a solution that works for everyone. Let us guide you through the complexity of child custody disputes. If an agreement cannot be reached, we can help to negotiate arrangements and, if necessary, we can prepare your case and provide representation at court.

Parental Responsibility

As a parent, it’s essential to know your legal rights. By obtaining Parental Responsibility (PR), you can ensure your role as a caregiver is protected. However, some fathers may need to take action to obtain PR. We’re here to provide expert advice on securing your parental rights and gaining PR.

Change of Surname

A change of name which will require permission from those who have parental responsibility. An application for a Specific Issue Order can be made where parents cannot agree whether a child’s name should be changed.  If a change of name is agreed our specialist lawyers can draw up a Change of Name Deed for a fixed fee.

Child Abduction

When a child is removed from one of the parents without permission or a child is not returned at a pre-arranged time, it is important to act quickly to reinstate the child’s normal or pre-agreed routine.

Rights for Unmarried Couples

There is often the misconception that cohabiting couples hold the same legal rights as married couples. However, this is not the case and therefore the term ‘common law’ husband or wife holds no standing in law. For couples who choose not to marry but rather live together in a long-term relationship, it is crucial that they understand their legal standing should they separate. They may wish to take steps to ensure they are both protected should a separation occur in the future. Areas of consideration for couples living together are finances, property and children, and what would happen with each should they choose to separate. The team at Poole Alcock Family have vast experience in supporting clients who wish to seek to protect their assets and outline specific terms for living with a partner. We work with both parties to outline an amicable and fair solution should the relationship break down.


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Arrange A Free Initial Consultation

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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