Family and Care
CMHT Solicitors

Family and Care

The family team is headed by solicitors with over 50 years` experience between them and Higher Rights Advocates appearing at all levels of the Family Court up to and including the Court of Appeal.

Whenever there are issues within relationships, whether you are living with someone, married or in a civil partnership it can be a stressful and emotional time.  Our family team can offer expert advice and assistance tailored to your personal circumstances ensuring the interests and well-being of clients especially their children, are carefully considered.

We will work hard to get to know you and understand your unique situation so that we can help you resolve whatever issues you are facing, allowing you to start planning for a happier future.

Our family team have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of family law and provide sympathetic legal advice to ensure that the legal implications of any relationship break-up are dealt with professionally and properly but we never lose sight of feelings and emotions being just as important.

If children are involved, we know that your priority will be to ensure their welfare. Our experienced department will offer complete support and if situations arise where children may be at risk, will work quickly to protect them.

We have supported and represented clients in surrogacy matters, financial aspects arising on relationship breakdown, change of name, changes to birth records, various disputes about children leaving the country, non-return of children from spending time in the UK and elsewhere, Forced Marriage, care proceedings and adoption.

Contact us now if you need help or more information.

 

Related Services
Adoption

If you decide to adopt a child, either in the UK or overseas, then having legal advice is key. There will be many professionals involved before the process is complete and issues for the future including contact with the birth family.  Step parent adoptions are now being seen in the court more regularly and we have helped clients who have been wanting to adopt and parents who have objected.   Contact the team and get the best advice.

Arrangements for Children

Our Family Law Solicitors are experienced in helping parents and families make arrangements for children following the breakdown of a relationship. We will make sure that everyone involved understands their legal rights and responsibilities whilst ensuring the views of you and your children are heard.  

Call the enquiry team for more information.

Care Proceedings

CMHT are highly regarded by clients, Local Authorities and Guardians.  We specialise in representation from meetings with local authorities to representation in the Family Courts at all levels.  We provide advice and representation to everyone in families and sometimes also connected people who have relationships with children even when not blood relatives. 

Our Solicitors can advise and represent you if your child has been placed onto a child protection plan or where the social services have issued care proceedings.   Where children are involved, we know that your priority will be to ensure their welfare.  If situations arise where children may be at risk, we will work quickly to protect them.

Contact us now for immediate help.

Domestic Violence

If you are afraid you need all the support and advice that experienced solicitors here at CMHT can offer.  Between us we have more than 50 years’ experience.  Violence, shouting, threatening silence and abuse is not acceptable and it is often difficult to seek help.  It is important that the behaviour is reported to the police, this can affect the availability of legal aid.  Legal aid is available for those sort of serious matters if you are worried about money.  We can swiftly let you have a reply on this.  If you are in immediate danger we can take swift action, and where necessary obtain court orders to protect you and your family.

Contact us and speak to our enquiry team in confidence

Living together

More and more couples are choosing to live together unmarried.  Under the law couples that live together without getting married do not share the same legal rights as those who marry.  Separation can be extremely distressing,  you do not have  automatic rights to the shared home, finances or possessions no matter how long you have lived together or even if you have children together.   We can advise on Cohabitation Agreements and cohabitee in the event of a relationship breakdown.

Contact our enquiry team for further information.

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

A Prenuptial agreement also known as a prenup, is an agreement made by a couple before they marry.  The agreement sets out how couples want their assets divided in the unfortunate event that they should divorce.   Whether planning a wedding or a civil partnership, it’s a good idea to prepare for every eventuality.  When you marry all of a couples assets become matrimonial assets.  The Prenuptial agreement can limit any claims to those assets you owned before the marriage. 

At CMHT we’ve created agreements for many couples and our expertise provides the peace of mind that everything has been done correctly. With a proper agreement in place, your wishes are more likely to be accepted by the courts in the event of a divorce - which could save you thousands or even millions of pounds in the future.

Contact the enquiry team for further information.

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