We work with Mums and Dads at all stages of the parenting journey, finding sensible solutions to even the most sensitive issues.
When you adopt a child, you become their legal parent, assuming all parental rights and responsibilities for them. You will transform the child's life and they will transform yours.
Adoption is a rewarding, but challenging journey that people start for many different reasons. For UK adoption you will receive support from the local authority but many people still require legal advice. Learn more about UK and International Adoption here.
Surrogacy is becoming more common in UK, but there are strict rules that must be followed so it is advisable to seek guidance from a Surrogacy Solicitor before making any arrangements in this country or overseas. Learn more here.
Co-parenting refers to the situation when two people or two couples work together to raise a child usually in one of two circumstances:
1. Where parents were once romantically involved, but are able to move forward amicably and work together to put the needs of the child first. This can be a delicate relationship and both the parents and child may benefit from agreeing a detailed Shared Care Agreement.
2. As a route to parenthood for parents who have never been romantically involved. If you are considering this arrangement, we would always recommend that you enter into a Pre-Conception Agreement to ensure you are on the same page before a child is conceived. Learn more here.
We advise parents at all stages of the co-parenting relationship, when things are going well and when there are disagreements that need to be handled with sensitivity.
When parents separate there is often a lot of emotion, which makes it difficult to make joint decisions about children.
Parallel parenting limits the parents' interactions, whilst enabling children to maintain a relationship with both.
Over time, many parents transition to a co-parenting relationship where there is more collaboration, but for others co-parenting will never be an option.
We assist many parents who need to limit or prevent direct contact between themselves and their child's other parent on a short or long-term basis.
We can help you find workable solutions to all types of dispute and create robust Shared Care Agreements (sometimes known as Parenting Plans) which are in the best interests of your child.