We can provide advice on all aspects of the exercise of parental rights and responsibilities including paternity issues and the establishment of paternity even in complex situations.
We are regularly consulted in respect to child maintenance issues and provide advice and representation including assisting clients to defend court proceedings raised against them by the child maintenance service.
This is the process whereby a new legal parent and child relationship is established. This is a legal process which involved an application through the court and we are able to provide expert advice and guidance in regard to navigating the court process and the necessary reports and procedures.
In some situations emergency measures require to be sought in regard to the uplift and delivery of a child or the interdict against removal of a child from the care of a parent or the removal of a child outwith a certain area. We are able to take instruction at short notice and progress matters swiftly and sensitively in those circumstances.
This is where one parent wishes to relocate with a child. In Scotland the consent of any other person holding parental rights and responsibilities is required to relocate with a child outwith Scotland. An application may be required through the court if the matter is disputed. The court will consider the whole circumstances of the case and we are able to provide expert advice in regard to how that matter can be progressed and what considerations will be relevant to the court.