Children’s matters

Our team has considerable experience in all matters relating to children.

In dealing with children cases we recognise that the interest of the child is the paramount consideration, we try to minimise the effect of animosity and hostility between the parties and strive to protect the children from conflicts between the parents.

The Law relating to Children Cases can be complicated but with our expert guidance we  aim to make it as clear and understandable for you as possible.

Private Law

We represent mothers, fathers, grandparents and other family members in disputes relating to:

  • Parental responsibility
  • Residence, including shared residence
  • Contact
  • Special Guardianship Orders
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Specific orders, included contested medical treatment and prevention of a Change of Name

Public Law

We represent parents, children and others in disputes with local authorities relating to:

  • Care Orders and Emergency Protection Orders, including emergency hearings
  • Supervision Orders
  • Secure Accommodation Orders
  • Child Protection Investigations
  • Adoption

Offices in Suffolk

Goodwin Cowley Solicitors
3 Regent Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR32 1PA

Telephone: 01502 532 700
Fax: 01502 532 719

Goodwin Cowley Solicitors
20 New Market
Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 9HB

Telephone: 01502 712 999
Fax: 01502 532 719

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