At LKW Solicitors, we understand how difficult it can be to navigate through the legal process of a child custody or contact disputes. Our highly experienced family law solicitors can provide you with the help and advice you need throughout your case.
Whether you are an applicant, pursuer or defender, minuter or a respondent, our team of experts will guide you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and your voice is heard. We offer free initial consultations for all new matters to discuss the specifics of your case and to provide further information on our services.
A Child Custody or Contact dispute arises when parents disagree on the arrangements for their children’s care. This includes decisions about where the children should live, who should have parental responsibility for them and how much contact each parent should have with them. The court may be asked to intervene if both parties are unable to come to an agreement.
Our experienced family law solicitors can give you advice on what actions you may wish to take in order to resolve any disputes that arise in relation to arrangements concerning your children. We will work closely with both parties involved, making sure that all relevant factors are taken into account before providing a strategy tailored specifically for your individual circumstances.
Under Scots Law, both parents have equal rights and responsibility for their children until either party obtains a court order granting one person sole parental responsibility or shared parental responsibility between both parties. Parents also have an obligation towards their child financially; this includes providing food, clothing and shelter as well as paying maintenance costs such as nursery fees or school trips where applicable.
The court will consider several factors when determining a child contact or custody arrangement including; understanding child/children, which parent has had primary residence during the relationship breakdown and any special needs of either of the parties involved or their children. Our solicitors can advise on what rights each parent has under current legislation and how best these rights can be exercised within the confines of family law legislation.
At LKW solicitors we strive to provide our clients with an unparalleled level of service based on professionalism and expertise. Our experienced lawyers have years of experience in handling all types of child custody disputes and can guide you through every step of the process. We will:
- Provide clear advice on what your legal rights are regarding child custody laws;
- Explain any potential risks involved in making an application for a court order;
- Provide guidance on what documents you need for your case;
- Support you throughout negotiations with other concerned parties;
- Represent your interests at court hearings if necessary;
- Offer practical solutions so that you can find the most appropriate resolution for your situation quickly.
At LKW Solicitors we strive to achieve amicable outcomes whenever possible through effective negotiation techniques used in collaboration with all parties involved in order to reach mutually agreeable solutions relating to disputes between parents over arrangements concerning their children. However, if negotiations break down then our team is fully equipped with experience in representing clients at court proceedings such as appeals against existing orders or applications seeking new orders regarding child custody or contact matters .
We understand that this is an incredibly sensitive matter which requires professional expertise from experienced family law practitioners in order ensure that expectations from both sides are met effectively within legal parameters but also taking into consideration any welfare concerns surrounding the dispute itself. Our team utilises its wealth of knowledge which extends across many areas including Children’s Hearings as well as Court proceedings so rest assured knowing that your case will always remain our top priority during any stage of complex family law proceedings .
If you are caught up in a child custody dispute then look no further than our experienced family lawyers at LKW Solicitors who offer free initial consultations for all new matters related to Family Law cases such as Child Custody or Contact Disputes . We understand exactly how emotionally charged these cases can be so let us take some of this weight off your shoulders by providing expert advice throughout every step of your situation while consistently looking out for your best interests along the way . Contact us today through email , telephone or even arrange an appointment online via our website so we can start helping straight away!