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If you are looking for help with any children law services our specialist solicitors can help you. In addition to office meetings, we offer remote meetings by telephone or video if preferred. To discuss your options call us 24/7 on 0208 004 0065 or email us at 

Protecting Children's Futures: Expert Family Law Services

Navigating the complexities of family law requires a delicate balance between legal expertise and a compassionate understanding of the emotional challenges involved, especially when children are at the heart of the matter. Southgate Solicitors is committed to guiding families through these sensitive times with a comprehensive suite of services designed to protect the welfare and best interests of children. Our approach is grounded in the belief that every child deserves a stable, loving environment, regardless of the family dynamics involved. Explore our key services in child-related family law below, and visit our dedicated service pages for more detailed information.

Child Arrangements

We facilitate the legal process to determine living arrangements and visitation schedules that serve the best interests of the child, ensuring a balanced approach to parenting post-separation.

Prohibited Steps Orders

Our expertise extends to securing orders that prevent actions potentially harmful to a child’s well-being, offering peace of mind to concerned parents.

Specific Issues Orders

We assist in resolving disputes over specific aspects of a child’s upbringing, from education to health care decisions, ensuring the child’s needs are at the forefront.

Parental Responsibility

Guiding parents through the legalities of parental rights, we provide advice on obtaining and exercising these responsibilities to make informed decisions for their child’s welfare.

International Relocation

Expert legal advice is provided for cases involving moving abroad with a child, balancing the rights of both parents with the child’s best interests.

Child Abduction

In cases of international child abduction, our team offers urgent support and legal action to ensure the child’s swift and safe return.

Special Guardianship

We support family members or close friends in securing a stable, secure environment for a child unable to live with their birth parents through Special Guardianship Orders.


Adopting a child is a profoundly transformative process. We guide prospective parents through the legal aspects to ensure a smooth transition into a new family life.

Grandparents' Rights

Recognizing the crucial role grandparents play, we offer legal support to maintain contact and relationships with grandchildren, especially in challenging family situations.

Child Maintenance

Ensuring children’s financial needs are met post-separation, we provide guidance on establishing fair and sustainable child maintenance arrangements.

What we can do

At southgate solicitors, we offer comprehensive assistance tailored to your needs throughout your separation journey. Our team of experienced professionals understand the intricacies of family law and are dedicated to providing you with the expertise and support you need during what can be a daunting and highly emotional time.  We have Resolution members and also hold Law Society Family Law Advanced Panel Accreditation which demonstrates our knowledge, skill and expertise in this area of law. 

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A Child Arrangements Order is a legal decree that outlines who a child will live with and the time they’ll spend with each parent. It helps ensure that, despite separation or divorce, your child has a stable and structured relationship with both parents.

Yes, grandparents can apply for contact orders, although they may need permission from the court to do so. The court will consider the child’s best interests, including the importance of maintaining a relationship with their grandparents.

A Specific Issues Order addresses particular matters related to a child’s upbringing, such as education or medical treatment. In contrast, a Prohibited Steps Order prevents certain actions, like moving the child abroad without consent.

Parental responsibility grants you the legal right to make significant decisions about your child’s life, including education, health care, and religion. Both parents generally retain this responsibility after separation or divorce.

If you plan to move abroad with your child, you must first obtain consent from the other parent or a court order. This process ensures that the move considers the child’s best interests and maintains their relationship with both parents.

Immediate legal action is crucial. If the country is a signatory to the Hague Convention, swift steps can be taken for the child’s return. Legal advice and support are essential for navigating these complex situations.

Yes, individuals can adopt a child on their own. The adoption process focuses on the ability to provide a loving, stable home for a child, regardless of marital status.

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