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Arrangements for children

Whether you are thinking of starting a family, joining a family or trying to sort out the arrangements following separation it can be a stressful and emotional time.  Our expert lawyers always put your children first and work with you as supportive partners to find a solution that’s right for you and your family.

Here are some of the areas on which we can offer help:

Contact and residence

In any dispute that involves children, our aim is to find the solution which puts their interests first.  At Covent Garden Family Law, we offer a supportive, friendly and highly experienced service that always recognises what you’ll be going through.

When your relationship breaks down, we can help you to make arrangements for your children including residence and contact, with supportive guidance through what can be a daunting process.

We will help you focus on reaching agreement wherever possible, guiding you towards solutions involving mediation or collaborative law. If this isn’t possible, we provide vigorous and focused representation in court.

Our team of solicitors are experienced Family Law advocates, often enabling to us represent you in court with the same lawyer who has advised you throughout your case

Surrogacy and Parental Orders

If you’re considering surrogacy as a way of starting a family, we can advise on the legal implications of surrogacy arrangements in the UK and abroad.

We can guide you through the legal process and help you to avoid many of the complications which can arise from surrogacy arrangements.  We have experience of advising couples who have opted to create their family through surrogacy to apply for parental orders which will ensure that they both are recognised as their child’s legal parents.

Our expertise extends to many foreign jurisdictions including the USA and Europe. Strict time limits apply to parental order applications, and we’d recommend that you always seek early expert advice.

Adoption and special guardianship

If you are looking for advice about how to secure the placement of a child in your family we are able to help. We can advise about the process of adoption and special guardianship (and the difference between them). We can assist in negotiating with the parents or the local authority.

Speak to us about your case

Please contact us for an initial consultation with one of our specialist family solicitors either by way of a meeting or telephone appointment to suit you. Please fill out the form or call us confidentially on 020 7257 6130.