Here at ICS Law, we understand and empathise with parents who are coping with the complexities of childcare following on from a separation or divorce.
That’s why we are committed to assisting parents, step-parents and grandparents to resolve issues surrounding parental rights, residence and visitation as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Today, we’d like to give you a brief run down of our top 5 reasons to choose ICS Law for issues relating to child care.
1. We can help with challenges regarding parental rights and guardianship
Having parental responsibility means that you have legal rights and responsibilities in relation to your child, enabling you to be involved in the making of important decisions.
Such decisions may regard matters such as where the child should live, the name given, the education of the child and any religious upbringing.
Here at ICS Law, we can advise you on your rights and help you to navigate issues of parental responsibility and guardianship.
2. Our team can assist with Social Services involvement and Child Protection
If Social Services have recently become involved with your family, we’re here to help.
When Social Services become involved in a child’s network of care, the strains placed upon the family can be significant and incredibly stressful. There can be a great number of meetings and a considerable amount of complex paperwork to deal with, so in order to best cope with the pressures of these situations, it’s essential that you seek professional assistance.
Regardless of whether you are a parent, grandparent or other legal guardian, our advice, guidance and representation in court proceedings can provide the support that you require to move forwards productively.
Our experienced and sympathetic team can assist you with Social Services, care proceedings and Public Law Outline (PLO), as well as Child Protection. Our guidance and support will be carefully tailored to your specific situation.
3. We can help you to draw up parenting plans
A parenting plan is a voluntary, written agreement drawn up between parents, with the option to include grandparents and other family members. It deals with practical issues regarding care of the children following on from a separation or divorce, such as living arrangements, healthcare, education and finances.
The aim of putting together a parenting plan is to enable parents to resolve arrangements amicably and informally. It can be used as an invaluable discussion tool to ensure that parents remain focused on the best interests of the family following on from a separation. As the child grows and their needs change, the plan can be revisited and altered accordingly.
A parenting plan is not necessarily legally binding, but can be made so through a Consent Order.
Our experienced and knowledgeable solicitors can help you to draw up a clear and concise plan that places the best interests of the child or children at the forefront.
If you are struggling to come to an amicable agreement regarding parenting, or if you want to alter your parenting plan and your partner is resistant, we can help you to reach a resolution.
4. Our team has years of combined experience
Our team has many years of combined experience in the field of Family Law and we are well equipped with detailed knowledge and insight regarding matters of childcare.
Our excellent solicitors have the necessary experience to ensure that your situation is resolved robustly with care and attention, as quickly as possible. We will strive to place you in the hands of a solicitor within our team whose previous experience best matches the unique parameters of your situation.
5. We will work to achieve the best possible outcome
Here at ICS Law, our team of solicitors are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome.
Working alongside a solicitor you can trust is essential to achieving peace of mind and moving forwards with disputes and issues regarding the sensitive matters of childcare. Your solicitor will discuss your situation in confidence with you and provide the necessary advice and support required to make progress towards a resolution.
Looking for support and advice regarding issues of childcare? Our excellent team can help you to move forward. Simply get in touch today.