Children's Specialist

Lincolns Family Law understand that children are often caught in the crossfire when parents separate, and many parents do not see their children regularly following a family breakdown. So please let us help.

Other family members, particularly grandparents, can also fall out of the picture. 

If you are finding it difficult to maintain your relationship with your children following divorce or separation, then we can represent you in negotiations or refer you to a mediator. If you are unable to agree a way forward with the other parent, we can act for you in an application for a court order. Section 1 of the Children’s Act 1989 states that the child's welfare shall be the court's paramount consideration and that is the underlying principle in court proceedings concerning children.

Some children’s cases settle at the first court hearing but others are more complex. Sometimes, where the best interests of the children require additional investigation, further hearings will be needed and a referral to Cafcass and/or other professionals may be made, in order to help the court make the right decision.

If you have been served with a court application in relation to your children, you might have concerns about whether the type of order sought would be in their best interest. It is important that your views are made known to the court so that they can be taken into consideration. We can represent you in court proceedings and in dealings with the Applicant or their legal representatives.