There are hardly any cases more sensitive than those surrounding child disputes, which is why we do our very best to safeguard separating parents and their children.


    When couples who have children separate, one of the foremost considerations is what arrangements will be made for their children. This includes matters such as where the children will live, how often they’ll see the other parent, child maintenance, and decisions about their schooling.

    As parents, there is no one better placed to decide what arrangements will suit your children best that’s why we always encourage parents to make their own arrangements for their children, ensuring that any decisions reached are centred around the best interests of the children.

    If parents are unable to agree arrangements for children, it may be necessary to seek legal advice.



    At Castelo our specialist family solicitors have many years of experience in children and family law and work closely with you to quickly and sensitively achieve the best result for you and your children whatever your situation.

    Whether you need advice in respect of living and contact arrangements, assistance with securing an agreement for child maintenance or help in the form of mediation, our knowledgeable team of family lawyers are experts at successfully guiding parents through difficult cases and avoiding stressful court action.

    When going to court is the only option, we support you every step of the way to make the process as stress free as possible and to ensure we get the very best outcome for you and your children.


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    Children Law
    Key Information.

    Children law in England ranges from private law matters which includes issues such as residency and contact orders, child maintenance agreements and mediation to public law matters including local authority involvement with children and child protection services.


    Take a look at our information sheet to find out more about children law and the key legal considerations and services that Castelo Solicitors is able to assist you with.


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    Children Law
    Legislation Simplified.

    A child is defined as anyone who has not yet reached their 18th birthday. In the UK The Children Act 1989 is the main legislation which provides the law for children. Some children rights are also recognised at international level through agreements between governments.


    Take a look at our simplified guide to find out which legislations are key drivers in setting out children’s rights and in outlining child law matters.


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