If the Local Authority are applying for a care order, the sooner we are involved the better. We’ll be able to advise on your rights as a parent, grandparent or family member and will ensure that, with our advice, you are in the best possible position. The suggestion of a care order does not mean that the order will be enacted, but you must seek legal advice.
Before an order is processed, the social services department will need to issue papers stating their case to the court. When you receive a copy of these papers, please contact us immediately. The sooner we are involved, the sooner we can help. You will be entitled to Legal Aid no matter what your financial position is.
The initial court hearing will result in several outcomes. These could include the granting of a temporary care order, decisions about where the child should live until a further or final hearing and the level of contact that you may have with the child during this time.
For any instance relating to your children and the law, please contact us for an initial consultation with a member of our specialist Child Care team. Many people in these circumstance will be eligible for Legal Aid.
If you are already a family client of Robertsons Solicitors and you have an out of hours emergency, please contact 07721 596783
"Rhian is an excellent advocate for a child/teenager or indeed a parent. She uses her vast knowledge and understanding of Family Law to provide the best possible service. She pays attention to detail and therefore always has an excellent understanding of the issues involved within the case however complex the issues maybe." Children's Guardian