It can be very difficult to find out about children’s’ law, and those aspects of family law designed to protect children.
At Khan McKenzie Solicitors we have experience and expertise in the field of children’s’ law and can help and advise you if you have any queries or issues relating to children.
There are a number of specific areas of law that can impact upon children, and so it is important that you seek appropriate advice in the event that you find yourself or someone close to you in any situation that might have an effect on a child or children.
Issues that can give rise to a need for legal help include such topics as:
Kinship and Guardianship – When there is a dispute about who should look after or be given care for a child or children
Protection – there are a number of issues that might give rise to concerns about the safety and well being of a child or children.
Parental Responsibilities – What responsibilities does a parent have for their children’s well being? While you may believe that you have a clear understanding of what your parental responsibilities are you may be advised to check, and to ensure that you are meeting those responsibilities fully.
Immigration and Asylum – The laws regarding immigration and asylum for children can differ greatly from those relating to an adult.
Schools and Education – School admission, choice of school, bullying or discrimination within a school, exclusion of a child from school; these are just some of the issues around education in which you might benefit from expert legal advice.
Healthcare – Some of the issues relating to healthcare and children relate to the child and his or her family, while other aspects are more directed at the health professional. If you are unsure about what treatment your child is entitled to, or what special care might be needed in the event of, say, learning difficulties then it is important that you seek professional advice. There are also specific laws pertaining to migrant children around which again it might help to have the guidance of a legal professional.
Adoption and Fostering – For guidance relating to adoption or private fostering of a child or children please call at either our Wolverhampton or our Birmingham offices.
Work and Training – Many of the rules and laws relating to working in the UK are directed towards the rights to work of asylum seeking children or refugee children, and each case will be different. If you are unsure, please feel free to get in touch, as our experts may be able to act as advocates to ensure that your rights are upheld.
Residence and Accommodation – There are a number of areas of law concerning residence and accommodation for children, including rights of residence; accommodation for under 16 year olds; help for children when they leave the care system; when a child is deemed homeless and issues about where a child should live in the event of a parental dispute.
Family and relationship Breakdown – When a family dispute results in a breakdown, and there are children involved there are many laws and regulations designed specifically to ensure that the child or children suffer the least possible distress or disruption. Aspects such as domestic abuse may require actions such as seeking a non-molestation order to protect the child or children, while a breakdown in the relationship between parents might benefit from mediation or advocacy. A court appearance is often required, and this can be a daunting prospect without expert representation. Khan and Co. Solicitors can act in all these situations, always with the highest regard for the safety and wellbeing of the children who might be drawn into a situation not of their making.
Also included in the broad heading of children’s law we find such topics as support for children, whether they are within a family or have, through whatever issues, been separated from their families.
There are also laws that protect children against things like forced marriage; female genital mutilation and other cultural mores that are illegal under UK legislation. Again, we have gained a wealth of experience in these fields and can advise you on your best course of action in the event that you find yourself unsure about your position, or if you believe that a child or children may be under threat.
Keeping in view the financial difficulties of clients, we have tailored very reasonable and affordable costs structure for our Family Law matter clients. If you would like to discuss any matter related to Family Law, please contact us through phone +44(121)794 2000 or alternatively make an online enquiry and we will respond at the earliest opportunity. We are very flexible in arranging appointments and offer highly friendly and personalized service with very competitive costs.