Family Law

Family Law

Children Disputes Solicitors

Disputes between parents and relations over children can be painful, and need to be resolved as soon as possible for the benefit of all involved - especially the child at the centre of these disputes. 

The family law solicitors at Clough & Willis can advise on all child-related disputes, including: 

  • Child access, contact and custody disputes
  • Child benefit disputes
  • Child support and child maintenance disputes
  • Child abduction cases, or instances of children being taken abroad 

We are family law specialists accredited by Resolution, and can provide compassionate and child-focused services in all cases. No matter the circumstances, we will help you to bring your dispute to the fairest possible resolution, putting the needs of the child above all else. 

To speak to us about a child dispute or child support case, call Clough & Willis on 0800 083 0815, or fill out the online enquiry form on the side of this page to request a call back at your convenience. 

How we can help

At Clough & Willis, our family law team has considerable experience in helping our clients to resolve parental disputes, delivering a professional and sensitive service during what can be a distressing time for all involved. 

Our child custody dispute resolution team will assess all of the facts of the case and provide clear-minded legal guidance, divorced from the high tension and emotions that can surround circumstances like these. We will then counsel the relevant parties on the best option going forward. 

We understand that reaching a mutually acceptable or amicable agreement may not always be possible due to the emotive nature of the situation, but our solicitors are dedicated to ensuring that the needs and circumstances of all parties are taken into consideration before helping you find a solution that is fair, and will best serve the needs of vulnerable children first and foremost. 

Our services

Clough & Willis can offer support and representation under a wide range of circumstances. 

For example, we can advise you on the appropriateness of referring the dispute to a mediator, as an alternative to court proceedings, or whether a family arbitration or collaborative law approach may be more beneficial. If required, we can also represent parents and grandparents in court. 

Additionally, we advise and represent parents on applications to the Court for Prohibited Steps Orders (eg, to prevent one parent taking the child abroad) and Specific Issue Orders (eg, to deal with changes to a child's surname, or to handle disputes over their medical treatment, education, religious upbringing, etc). 

If you are contesting a ruling on child maintenance payments, our family law experts Lee Marston and Marie Whittaker will provide legal advice and information on all child support and maintenance-related queries. 

For more information on child disputes, check out our dedicated guide to parenting disputes, or our guide to child support cases. 

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At Clough & Willis, we have a great deal of experience in dealing with different types of family matters. Our team of specialist solicitors will provide clear, easy-to-understand advice to guide you through what can be a stressful legal process and will work our hardest to get you the best possible outcome for you

Give our expert family law solicitors a call on 0800 083 0815, or fill in our online enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch.


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