Child Law & Child Custody Solicitors

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    With one of the largest teams of specialist family lawyers in the North West and the Midlands, Poole Alcock Family Law provides unrivalled expert advice and support in relation to arrangements for children post separation, previously referred to as ‘child custody’ and child law cases.

    Our team understands the strain that agreeing the arrangements for children can cause for all parties involved. No two cases are the same and therefore our team will be with you each step of the way to ensure the process reflects your specific circumstances and the most suitable and conciliatory resolution is found for your family.

    We also have a team of specialist care lawyers who work alongside parents and guardians on cases in which the local authority and social services are involved.

    Child Law Cases

    The Child Arrangements Order Process

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    Appoint Poole Alcock’s Child Law Solicitors

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    Write to the other parent to reach an agreement

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    Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting (MIAM)

    This is a requirement unless an exemption applies

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    Gate Keeping & Allocation Hearing

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    First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointment (FHDRA)

    This step could be skipped in particular circumstances

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    Dispute Resolution Appointment (DRA)

    There may be multiple DRAs depending on the issues raised

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    Final Hearing

    If a resolution cannot be reached, the court will determine the arrangements

    Child Custody & Legal Support Services

    Free Consultation & Discussion

    If you have a question about our Family Law services or would like to speak to a member of our friendly team, please complete the contact form below or call us for free on 0800 151 0516.