There are many legal issues which arise with regard to the care and welfare of our children in Scotland. Some of those may have regard to parental rights and responsibilities, adoption, decisions about residence and contact following divorce or separation or indeed a child’s involvement with the children’s hearing system.
Our expert team of Child Law Solicitors are regularly instructed by parents, guardians and where relevant the children themselves to advise, assist and represent them in resolving often complex and difficult legal issues. Our Child Lawyers will advise you if you are likely to need legal assistance and if so, will assist you throughout the whole process.
Clearly, every area of child law will have different legal issues to consider and our Child Law Solicitors are highly knowledgeable and experienced in delivering clear, uncomplicated legal advice you can trust. Even where clients face similar legal issues, we know that every set of circumstances is unique to each client and pride ourselves in guiding you through the process with your own particular concerns at the forefront of our minds.
We provide a bespoke service to include the following:
When a relationship breaks down the parents first thoughts are usually with their children. They will have important questions to ask in relation to their children such as: Where will they live? Who will the children have contact with? These issues regarding residence and contact often have to be addressed very quickly, with the child’s best interests at the forefront of any decision.
The Law in Scotland for addressing disputes over child contact prioritises the child’s general welfare, is based on minimal intervention where possible, and allows the children to voice their opinion. This may include considering the child’s own views on the issue of residence and contact. Depending on the child’s age, they may wish to appoint their own solicitor.
Our service is sympathetic at all stages and our commitment to mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution minimises the scope for stress and conflict in the family. We are also experienced litigators if court action is necessary. We always aim for minimum disruption to your children, and you can rely on us to be down-to-earth and approachable, and to provide common-sense advice and practical guidance every step of the way.
If you are thinking of adopting a child or your child is the subject of potential adoption proceedings, our adoption specialists can help. Contact our expert team of Adoption Solicitors at the earliest opportunity for free, initial advice and representation.
Our Child Law Solicitors also regularly attend children’s hearings where the welfare of a child is to be considered or a child may have issues with their behaviour or may have committed a crime. Our expert team are highly skilled in delivering clear, uncomplicated legal advice to children and their families to guide our clients through the whole process as well as providing expert advocacy in representing their interests at any child hearing. If you have received any correspondence from the children’s reporter or have been referred by the social work department or court, we are here to help you.
Scullion LAW have been serving children, parents and guardians from all over Scotland from our offices in Hamilton and Glasgow for nearly 40 years. We pride ourselves in being no ordinary law firm because we put you and your family first. Our family lawyers are regulated by the Law Society of Scotland so you know your and your children’s interests are in the safe hands of trusted and experienced professionals who have served families in Scotland for generations.
If you, your child or a child in your care want to discuss a legal issue, call our expert Child Law Solicitors today. Our friendly and approachable Child Law Solicitors are always on hand to offer guidance and advice and can set your mind at ease. An initial consultation is £150 +VAT.
You can now book an appointment online directly with our specialist family law team by clicking here and selecting a date, time and location that suits you best. At the moment most of our appointments are being offered via Skype, Facetime or Zoom. We will work around you and your families as we understand these are very challenging times.
Our fresh approach to legal services, our open and friendly service, and proven track record over forty years has helped us to earn our excellent reputation in the Glasgow and Hamilton area. We regularly serve clients in Glasgow, Hamilton, Bearsden, Bishopbriggs Milngavie, Bothwell, Strathaven and Thorntonhall and across the West of Scotland. Call us at our offices in Glasgow and Hamilton on 0141 374 2121
730 Dumbarton Road
0141 374 2121