Care Proceedings and Adoption
Our Partner led family team have a breadth of experience and expertise in all aspects of family law. Our specialism and excellence is reflected in the number of Law Society Panel members that we have in both Children and Family law.
Our partner led team includes three members of the specialist Law Society Children’s Panel.
Care proceedings can be very distressing and clients need the best possible advice. We act for parents, grandparents, other family members, family friends and foster carers where children have been taken into care. We are able to guide you through the process of pre-proceedings meetings, any Emergency Protection Orders and the Care case itself. We also provide assistance for those wanting contact with children in care or those wanting to discharge Care Orders. If your child is placed in Secure Accommodation we can assist. We also provide advice about Placement Orders.
Parents and those with parental responsibility are entitled to free legal aid for the Care proceedings themselves. Other parties may qualify for legal aid. If not we offer our free and fixed fee interviews in this area also so we can discuss the costs and the proceedings. If you want to take matters further we will consider with you whether a “Pay as you Go” package is appropriate and also offer our hourly rates service.
We also have experience in dealing with adoptions both for the adopters and the birth family. We can advise about step-parent adoptions and adoptions by foster carers.
Once again we hope to help you through stressful proceedings as smoothly as possible and to simplify the complications in this area of law.
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