In any child-related dispute, the child’s interests are always our top priority.  At Llewellyn-Jones our family/children specialist solicitors are Law Society accredited and can assist in all legal issues surrounding children. We have experience in dealing in care proceedings which are instigated by Social Services (known as public law proceedings).

Our knowledgeable solicitors have vast experience in dealing with disputes between parents who don’t agree on their child’s living arrangements (known as private law proceedings) Using dispute resolution methods, Llewellyn-Jones professionals have the intervention knowledge to be able to minimise any conflict.

In the unfortunate situation that a compromise cannot be made,  we can represent you and your child’s best interests at court. Our solicitors have considerable advocacy (court) experience. We also use the services of a number of barristers specializing in the different areas of dispute.

We are able to offer assistance and advice in the following areas:

Contact:
Mold Office – 01352 755305
Ruthin Office – 01824 704495

 

Parental Responsibility

Documenting responsibilities can sometimes help to prevent conflict arising in the future. Llewellyn-Jones can assist you in creating a legal plan that sets out both parties responsibilities.  We are a member of the Law Society Family Law Advanced Panel.

Setting out a transparent parenting plan can include outlining things like residence arrangements and school holiday arrangements. Having this in writing can ensure that boundaries are not crossed and there is no confusion going forward. It can help both parents and children to reach an agreement that works for everybody.

Llewellyn-Jones have the experience and knowledge to be able to help you outline a parenting plan, as well as working  to resolve any disputes and residence issues.

Contact:
Mold Office – 01352 755305
Ruthin Office – 01824 704495

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Child Contact

Llewellyn-Jones can assist in all child contact situations.

Our solicitors have vast experience in dealing with disputes between parties who cannot agree on contact or contact arrangements.  Documenting agreement for holiday arrangements for an academic year can prove helpful as can arrangements for the public holidays.

If agreement cannot be reached we can represent you in court and have extensive advocacy experience. 

Contact:
Mold Office – 01352 755305
Ruthin Office – 01824 704495

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Child Residence

Llewellyn-Jones can assist in all child residence or child custody situations.

Our solicitors have vast experience in dealing with disputes between parties who cannot  agree on the residence arrangements for their child/children.  Llewellyn-Jones have the intervention knowledge to be able to minimise any conflict in a cost effective manner.

We can represent you in court, to get the best outcome for your child/children.

Contact:
Mold Office – 01352 755305
Ruthin Office – 01824 704495

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Care Proceedings

The words “care proceedings” cover many aspects of children issues.  This can include:

  • A child being included on the Child Protection Register
  • Involvement in Child protection conferences possibly resulting in the issue of a Child protection plan
  • Interim or full care orders,
  • Emergency Protection Orders (EPO) – Section 44 Children Act 1989
  • Care Orders – section 31 Children Act 1989
  • Supervision Orders – section 31 Children Act 1989
  • Secure Accommodation Orders – section 25 Children Act 1989
  • Contact / Indirect contact orders made for a parent, a grandparent or a sibling or other relative for a child in care.

There are many causes for involvement in care proceedings to include concerns that have been raised about neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse.

Many organisations /individuals can be involved in Care proceedings, such as:

  • Police, health agencies, doctors, health visitors, schools  and other agencies.
  • Local Authority – Children’s Services.
  • Cafcass  ( Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.) – who represent children in family court cases.  A Cafcass worker, when working on care cases,  is known as a ‘children’s guardian.  The guardian will appoint a solicitor to represent the child.

We hold a Legal Aid public law contract meaning that we can assist immediately when a letter before proceedings has been issued to you as a parent.  You will automatically be eligible for public funding.            Mrs Marianne Evans is an Adult Parties Representative of the Family Law Advanced Panel.

If you become a party to care proceedings it is essential that you seek advice.

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Contact:
Mold Office – 01352 755305
Ruthin Office – 01824 704495

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