Care Proceedings

Care Proceedings

Family & Matrimonial Law services

Care Proceedings

The law relating to Public Law children matters is highly specialised and dealing with child care matters requires solicitors with in depth knowledge and experience.

Our experienced solicitors can guide you through the legal process and handle your case sympathetically.

We act for children (through their appointed guardians) as well as parents and other family members (grandparents, step-parents, uncles, aunts, etc) in a wide range of proceedings.

  • Care proceedings / Supervision Order.
  • Disputes with Social Services on behalf of parents or other family members.
  • Applications to discharge a care order.
  • Applications for contact with a child in care.
  • Child protection – representation at case conferences.
  • Adoption.
  • Special Guardianship.

If you need representation and advice in relation to any of the above proceedings please contact us as a matter of priority so we can ensure you are fairly represented in Court as soon as possible.

Cunningtons LLP: Specialist Family Lawyers

Cunningtons LLP has a specialist Family Law Department based at its offices in Braintree, Wickford and Chelmsford.

Our team of Family Law solicitors has significant expertise in Family Law and Children Law and we are all members of Resolution. In other words, we are experts at what we do, so you can be sure that the advice you receive is accurate and realistic.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are common questions we get asked about Family Law issues. If you cannot find the answer here, please ask us for an answer.

Family Law solicitor helps with all other aspects of Divorce:

  • sorting out finances after a separation;
  • making arrangements for children after a separation;
  • protection from domestic abuse; and
  • prenuptial agreements (prenups).

Although in principle a divorce or dissolution aims at a 50/50 split, is unusual for all assets and income to be split equally.

The division depends on many factors including childcare, cost of living, and the perceived financial input of each party.

The division doesn’t have to be dealt with in court, it is more likely to be a decision achieved through mediation.

The standard cost of a divorce is usually between £500 and £1000, depending on whether you are the petitioner or the respondent.

That sum excludes anything to do with finance.

Although you do not need a solicitor to get a divorce or dissolution, you will benefit from clear legal advice at a stressful time in your life.

The advice of a professional divorce solicitor who has experienced many similar situations in the past in invaluable.

If your divorce ends up in court it can be very expensive – upwards of £3,000.

That is why as experienced Family Law solicitors we see that it is so much easier and simpler to agree all the terms amicably by discussion.

A Family Lawyer acting in a Divorce – or a Divorce Solicitor – deals with all aspects of the divorce proceedings, financial arrangements and childcare issues arising out of a  separation.

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Further Information

Fixed Fee Scheme

Find out about our unique Fixed Fee Scheme for Family Law cases, and see if it’s right for you.

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Glossary

There’s a lot of jargon involved in the world of Family Law, so we have put together a glossary of the most common terms, with explanations.

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Family Solicitor Focus

The human face of Family Law: meet Cunningtons partner Jill Wiggins, who works out of our Braintree office.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are common questions we get asked about Family Law issues. If you cannot find the answer here, please ask us for an answer.