Practice Areas

Children & Family

Children & Family


We resolve issues surrounding residence, contact,re-location and parental responsibility of children and try our best to sort these issues out in the most amicable manner possible, as it is often the case a relationship between parents must be maintained.

We also have experience inrespect of specific issues & prohibitive steps orders in respect of yourchild and in public law cases where there is social services involvement andthe threat of care orders or supervision orders.

It is unlawful to remove a childfrom the jurisdiction for a period greater than 28 days without the consent ofall those with parental responsibility. If you believe your child(ren) are atrisk of being removed  we act quickly to ensure this is prevented. If theyhave already been removed we act promptly to ensure their safe return. TheHague Convention under European Law or other international protocols dependingon the host country governs which remedies and provisions can be utilised.

We have acted for many parentsacross Northern Ireland in the family proceeding courts, family care centre andHigh Court including before the Master of the Office of Care & Protection.

If you are a step parent seekingto gain full legal rights and responsibilities for a child(ren) we can assistin applying for an Adoption Order or Parental Responsibility Order.

Domestic Violence

We offer an understanding butrobust service and can take swift action to protect victims by way of emergencyapplications for non-molestation orders and occupations orders to the DomesticProceedings Court.  If you are on benefits or a low income we will putlegal aid in place to assist you.

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144 High Street, Holywood, BT18 9HS, F.028 9042 5292