Child Custody

Child Custody Solicitors

Child Custody At No.1 Solicitors, we understand how tough a separation can be on the children caught in the middle.

However, we also know how difficult it can be for couples to reach an agreement on child issues following their separation.

After all, the decisions made on child residence and parental responsibility will have a significant impact on the child’s development and upbringing. As a result, it’s easy for disputes to escalate and evolve into time-consuming, costly court battles.

However, with the right legal advice and assistance, a fair outcome can be achieved with minimal time and fuss. That’s why our child custody solicitors will always prioritise the needs of your children and will go above and beyond in securing a solution that meets their needs.


Child custody and contact is one of the most bitterly argued over issues following a divorce or separation. In majority of cases we strongly encourage our clients to try and resolve their differences through mediation where a neutral third party can help you agree the terms and conditions of contact with your children. However, if you have already attempted this route with no success then it may be necessary to issue court proceedings as a last resort.

COURT proceeding

If you have not been able to come to an agreement with your ex-partner, our highly skilled Child Custody Solicitors can represent you in the court of law and they will provide you with strong legal support at every stage of the court process. We work tirelessly to get the best possible outcome for you and your children. Thats our promise to you.

It is important to remember that the Court’s decision will be based on what’s in the best interest of your children as their welfare is of utmost importance. Under the Children Act it is not your contact with your children that matters most, it is what’s best for your children.

How can No.1 Solicitors help you through child custody disputes?

Our specialist children team are committed to helping you whilst offering expert advice on a range of issues that will affect you and your children, including:

  • Who the children will live with (known as ‘Child Residence’)
  • Who the children should see and how often (known as ‘Child Contact’)
  • Child contact issues relating to relatives e.g. Grandparents
  • Financial claims for child maintenance (including educational and housing fees)
  • Your child’s upbringing e.g. which school they attend, which religion they follow.
  • Parental Responsibility

While we always aim to help parents settle child-related disputes in a calm environment, our primary concern is the welfare and safety of your child. Therefore, if an agreement cannot be reached through negotiation, our child custody solicitors will assist you through Court proceedings, providing pragmatic advice at each stage.

Further to this, our experts are at hand to provide dedicated legal support through all child-related issues that may occur post separation, such as:

  • Parental Child Abduction
  • Relocation
  • Special Guardianship
  • Adoption
  • Children and social services

With vast experience in this sensitive area of law, you can rely on us to drive your case forward to a solution that meets your requirements. We at No.1 Solicitors are on your side and we will do everything in our power to secure the best possible result for you and your children, ensuring that your children are able to grow and develop in a positive environment with as little fuss and stress as possible.

WE ARE on your side

Whether you are trying to gain access or preventing/restricting access to your children, the best thing you can do is to stay calm and collected.

Do not say, do or write messages that you may regret later on as it could have a negative impact on your case. This includes your behaviour on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, late night phone calls and arguments which must be avoided. Speak with our specialist Family Law solicitors as soon as possible so that we can provide you with the best possible solutions to move forward.

We are on your side and we will do everything in our power to get the best possible outcome for you and your children. Our Family Law Team are highly skilled and efficient in their work which not only gives you better and faster results, but also reduces your legal costs to a minimum.

OUR fees

We can offer affordable finance options which will be tailored around you.
To find out more please contact us for a free initial consultation on 0161 393 6880 or email us at [email protected].

SIMPLE steps

The Law The process is very simple and straight forward;

Step 1. The first step is to give us a call on 0161 393 6880 or alternatively request a call back by clicking the “BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION” button above.

Step 2. A member of our dedicated Client Team will then contact you to find out more about your circumstances and to obtain all the necessary information we need in order to book in your for a consultation appointment.

Step 3. In your consultation session our specialist Solicitors will carefully analyse your circumstances through in depth conversations and discussions, they will answer all your questions and ultimately provide you with the best legal advice and support to help you move forward.

Our dedicated client team will also ensure that you receive regular updates on the progress of your case. It really is that easy.


Our dedicated Solicitors are here to guide you at every step so that you never feel frustrated or confused.

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Head Office: 0161 393 6880

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Monday: 9am to 5:30pm

Tuesday: 9am to 5:30pm

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