Child law FAQs


Certainly one of the most emotive areas of law, child law simply refers to anything relating to children. This generally means protecting them, and is the position that the courts will take the vast majority of the time.

So child law could refer to adoption, custody after a divorce and visiting rights, child maintenance or fostering. It could also be parental rights, or what the current situation is with smacking children.

As with most family law situations, mediation is strongly recommended before any court action is required. Often the courts will be unimpressed if one party has failed to show enough effort at mediation. This is essential to know - the most important thing in any case on child law is the child.

If you have any questions regarding an aspect of child law, or feel that you need to speak with a solicitor, call us on 08001 221 2299 and we will give you as much advice as we can and match you to the right solicitor.

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