Children and Families

Leading family law solicitors

We are leading family law solicitors based in Exeter and working across Devon. Our highly experienced family lawyers can advise on parental rights and responsibilities, child custody arrangements and contact disputes. We are providers of legal aid for family law matters and can advise whether you are eligible.

  • When did you last see your child?
  • Has contact with your child been stopped?
  • Are you worried about your child’s welfare in the care of another?
  • Has somebody stopped you from seeing your child?
  • Do you have concerns about a new partner?
  • Is your ex-partner trying to stop you from seeing your children?
  • Is the other parent wanting to make plans for your child which you are unhappy about?
  • Do you or the other parent want to move away with the children?
  • Are you dealing with Cafcass as part of your divorce or separation proceedings?

How we work

Our specialist family law solicitors can provide legal advice to anybody in close contact with a child, including parents, grandparents, siblings or extended family members.

A named family lawyer will deal with your case from start to finish. We can advise you about the criteria for legal aid for family law cases. You will be given clear and focused advice throughout your case including guidance about your position and how much the case will cost, where relevant. We will keep you fully informed about each stage and any outcomes.

Get in touch

Contact us to discuss your circumstances with a member of the family law team.

We are committed to providing an excellent, personalised service for all of our clients. We are accredited with the Lexcel Quality Mark by the Law Society, in recognition of the high quality of legal practice management and client care that our team provides.

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Parental Responsibility

Arrangements for Children

Grandparents' Rights

Mediation

Adoption

Special Guardianship Orders

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