Child residence solicitors

Child residence or child custody disputes can be highly emotional situations for all the parties involved. Our specialist child solicitors have extensive experience in advising parents, grandparents and guardians on arrangements for children. Speak to one of the team on 0203 816 0548.

Our child residence solicitors will make every effort to ensure your dispute is resolved in a timely and cost effective manner, keeping any emotional and financial expenditure to a minimum and achieving the best possible outcome for all parties. We are able to offer trained mediation experts in a bid to resolve any child residence dispute without the need for court action.

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When reaching a decision regarding child residence a court will consider:

  • The wishes and feeling of the child
  • Physical, emotional and educational needs of the child
  • Effects a change of circumstances will have on a child
  • Harm the child has suffered or the risk of harm

Our child residence solicitors are approved by and are members of many key associations which enhance our ability to help you, including: Solicitors Regulation Authority Children Panel Accreditation Scheme, Child Concern, Family Forum Committee and the Association of Lawyers for Children. We are also recognised in the Legal 500 as leaders in the field of Child Care.

“Stephensons Solicitors LLP which has particular strength in child care issues.”
(Legal 500)

Areas of specialism

  • Mediation
  • Residence applications
  • Shared residence

We're widely accredited for our work - family law

  • Chambers
  • Legal 500

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our family law team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.

Memberships & accreditations

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