We resolve issues surrounding residence, contact, relocation and parental responsibility of children and try our best to sort these issues out in the most amicable manner possible, as it is often the case a relationship between parents must be maintained.
We also have experience in respect of specific issues & prohibitive steps orders in respect of your child and in public law cases where there are social services involvement and the threat of care orders or supervision orders.
It is unlawful to remove a child from the jurisdiction for a period greater than 28 days without the consent of all those with parental responsibility. If you believe your child(ren) are at risk of being removed we act quickly to ensure this is prevented. If they have already been removed we act promptly to ensure their safe return. TheHague Convention under European Law or other international protocols depending on the host country governs which remedies and provisions can be utilized.
We have acted for many parents across Northern Ireland in the family proceeding courts, family care center andHigh Court including before the Master of the Office of Care & Protection.
If you are a stepparent seeking to gain full legal rights and responsibilities for a child(ren) we can assist in applying for an Adoption Order or Parental Responsibility Order.
We offer an understanding but robust service and can take swift action to protect victims by way of emergency applications for non-molestation orders and occupations orders to the domestic proceedings Court. If you are on benefits or a low income we will put legal aid in place to assist you.
For any queries or questions contact us & we’ll get back to you ASAP!