Children

At Star Legal, we understand that any legal proceedings involving a child are likely to be emotive. That’s why it’s important that they are dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.

As a member of The Law Society Children Panel, we are well qualified to provide advice and assistance on all legal matters relating to children. We represent parents, guardians, other family members, and even children themselves in all kinds of public law proceedings, either on a privately funded or legal aid basis depending on eligibility.

Some examples of cases we are able to help with include:

  • Proceedings where the Local Authority has applied for Emergency Protection Orders or Care Orders.
  • Proceedings where parents apply for contact with children in care and discharge of Care Orders.

We can also assist where children are voluntarily accommodated, and will attend Child Protection Conferences on our clients’ behalf.

Whatever your involvement in a child related legal proceeding, contact us today to find out more about how we can help.

Advice on care Proceedings

Our Walsall office are highly regarded by clients, Local Authorities and Guardians.  We specialise in representation from meetings with local authorities to representation in the Family Courts at all levels.  We provide advice and representation to everyone in families and sometimes also connected people who have relationships with children even when not blood relatives.

Our Solicitors can advise and represent you if your child has been placed onto a child protection plan or where the social services have issued care proceedings.   Where children are involved, we know that your priority will be to ensure their welfare.  If situations arise where children may be at risk, we will work quickly to protect them.

Arrangements for Children

Our Family Law Solicitors are experienced in helping parents and families make arrangements for children following the breakdown of a relationship. We will make sure that everyone involved understands their legal rights and responsibilities whilst ensuring the views of you and your children are heard.  

Adoption

If you decide to adopt a child, either in the UK or overseas, then having legal advice is key. There will be many professionals involved before the process is complete and issues for the future including contact with the birth family.  Step parent adoptions are now being seen in the court more regularly and we have helped clients who have been wanting to adopt and parents who have objected.   

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