Child Custody Solicitors
We are the largest team of specialist family lawyers in Cheshire with our solicitors providing expert advice about child custody cases.
Our local team of leading family lawyers are both highly regarded and consistently recommended by clients. Meet the team here.
We offer a free initial consultation with one of our divorce lawyers and we can provide you with a fixed price for your case.
Poole Alcock divorce and family lawyers have offices in Alsager, Congleton, Sandbach, Nantwich, Crewe and Wilmslow.
For a free initial consultation about child custody after separation with one of our solicitors call Poole Alcock lawyers on 0800 389 7093 or contact us online by completing our enquiry form.
At Poole Alcock, our experienced team of child law and family solicitors specialise 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.
Making child arrangements can be difficult, as you may also be going through the stress of a divorce or separation. The child’s welfare is the most important outcome, and the parents are legally responsible for deciding, in the child’s best interests, who has the most time to look after the child given your circumstances and commitments.
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. If both partners can reach an amicable agreement, you will not need to go to court. However, if you or your partner disagrees with the requests put forward, further negotiation is required before escalating the dispute to court. 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.
Participating in your child’s life is important to grow and develop the bond you have with your child. Mothers automatically receive parental responsibility on the birth of their child, however, and unmarried father may need to obtain this by law. We are here to advise you on your rights for parental responsibility and what you need to acquire.
Change of Surname
The outcome of your custody dispute could determine whether you decide to change your child’s surname, which will require permission from those who have parental responsibility. A deed poll is required to begin this process, where our qualified team can assist with your application.
Change of Schools
Whether you are requesting a change of school for your child, or wish to prevent this from happening through the application from your previous partner, our team of child law specialists will act quickly to mitigate your case.
Although you may have the legal requirements in place to ensure a civilised relationship with your child’s other parent, if they dispute the routine, you may require assistance to reach a new agreement.
There is a lot to think about during this process, which is why at Poole Alcock solicitors, we offer a free initial advice appointment to help you understand your options and to discuss the best way going forward to avoid any conflict with your partner. Contact our team of child custody solicitors, who are here to support you with their expert knowledge and advice that you can rely on.
Our skilled Family Lawyers
Our solicitors are all members of Resolution – a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce and separation.
We are accredited by the Law Society and have members on the Advanced Family Panel of Solicitors.
Richard Barratt – the head of the Divorce and Family Team – is also a qualified Collaborative Lawyer. Under the collaborative process, each person appoints their own collaboratively trained lawyer and you and your respective lawyers all meet together to work things out face to face. Both of you will have your lawyer by your side throughout the process and so you will have their support and legal advice as you go.
Committed to Excellence – Family Law
Specialising in all areas of law across Cheshire and beyond, we offer a modern service with traditional values, giving you the complete legal service whenever you need us.
We believe our clients deserve to receive the highest possible standard of customer care and legal advice. To achieve this, we ensure our lawyers and support teams are highly skilled professionals with a passion for delivering excellent service which focuses on our clients’ individual needs and circumstances.
We regularly ask our clients for feedback and how we could make our service even better, to make sure that we get it right every time. We leave nothing to chance and take nothing for granted. For these reasons, we make a simple but important promise to our clients: The Committed to Excellence Pledge.