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Creighton & Partners Solicitors Care proceedings can be a particularly stressful time for families. At Creighton & Partners we have extensive experience representing parents and wider family members who may be involved in the care of the children. We specialise in family law. We have conisderable experience in dealing with issues including divorce, financial or ancillary relief disputes, children disputes and family injunctions.

Family law mediation helps you sort out issues with your partner or former partner without the expense and worry of high legal fees and going to Court. Our specialist Family Law Solicitors based in Central & South London and Staines are experts in Children Law, Divorce & Separation and Mediation.

We started as a firm dealing with children cases, in particular those involving children subject to care proceedings, but we have expanded to deal with a wide range of family issues including but not limited to child protection and abduction, pre-nups and post-nups.
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read more › We started as a firm dealing with children cases, in particular those involving children subject to care proceedings, but we have expanded to deal with a wide range of family issues including both private and public law matters. We have offices in central London, south London and Staines. Our clients include married and unmarried individuals, parents, grandparents and other family members, children, and local authorities in London and the South East. Our clients are based across the country as well as abroad, and we deal with international issues, as well as those within England and Wales.

read more › Parental child abduction takes place when a child is taken from the country they live in by one parent without the consent of the other parent. An abduction can also happen if a parent takes a child abroad for an agreed holiday but then refuses to return them at the end of the agreed period. Care proceedings can be a particularly stressful time for families. At Creighton & Partners we have extensive experience representing parents and wider family members who may be involved in the care of the children.

read more › We specialise in advising and representing parents, children (either directly or through their court-appointed Guardian) and other family members in all aspects of child protection work. If social workers are worried about a child's welfare it is important to get expert legal advice as early as possible to help you understand the issues, procedures and to decide how best to deal with the situation, both before and during court proceedings. If child protection proceedings (known as Care Proceedings) are already underway, you may need to act quickly and our accredited specialist lawyers can offer urgent advice and take urgent steps where needed.

read more › Parental child abduction takes place when a child is taken from the country they live in by one parent without the consent of the other parent. An abduction can also happen if a parent takes a child abroad for an agreed holiday but then refuses to return them at the end of the agreed period. If you consider that your child is at risk of abduction, urgent steps can be taken to apply to the Court for a Prohibited Steps Order to prevent their other parent from removing them from the country. After an abduction has occurred, it is vital that urgent steps are taken to secure the child's return.

read more › If the Local Authority is concerned that a child may be at immediate risk of harm they can apply to the court for an Emergency Protection Order (EPO). To obtain such an Order, the Local Authority has to show that there is reasonable cause to believe that the child is likely to suffer significant harm if he/she is not removed to accommodation provided by and on behalf of the Local Authority, or does not remain where he/she is. It may also apply for an EPO on the grounds that enquiries that the Local Authority is trying to make are being frustrated e.g.

read more › Creighton and Partners represent a number of Local Authorities across London and other Local Authorities. We are experienced in representing a number of Local Authorities in both inner London and surrounding boroughs as well as across Surrey and Kent in respect of public law proceedings. We are able to offer accurate advice regarding both pre proceedings procedures, preparing a case to be issued and following the issue of proceedings throughout the duration of proceedings. Our team of experienced lawyers are also able to advise on adoption, Special Guardianship and all variety of public law orders.

read more › Care proceedings can be a particularly upsetting and unsettling time for children who may feel that their voices are not being heard by the adults involved. CAFCASS Guardians perform a very important role ensuring that the children's interests are represented independently from their parents and are in the forefront of the court's mind when plans are being made for their future. The Guardian makes recommendations to the court setting out what they feel is in the child's interests at all stages of court proceedings.

read more › Our London and Staines based Adoption Solicitors have experience of advising local authorities adoption panels and adoption and permanency teams. They are experienced with all stages of the adoption process, from the child being received into care to the adoption order being made. You may be a prospective adopter who wishes to apply to adopt a child placed with you by a local authority or you may be a step parent seeking an adoption order. Many adoption applications are straightforward, however on occasion a birth parent may seek leave (permission) to oppose your adoption application by seeking to establish a change in their circumstances since the child's placement order was made.

read more › We specialise in family law. We have conisderable experience in dealing with issues including divorce, financial or ancillary relief disputes, children disputes and family injunctions. Whether you are married or unmarried; a parent or a grandparent; a high net worth individual or have modest capital and income; or have national or international family law issues; we are able to assist you. Our Child Care Law Solicitors can meet you at any of our offices to talk about your situation. Contact us today to arrange an appointment.

read more › Whether you are married or unmarried; a parent or a grandparent; a high net worth individual or have modest capital and income; or have national or international family law issues; we are able to assist you. Our Private Family Department is headed up by Tony McGovern, a Director at the firm. His expertise in family law was recognised when he was shortlisted for Partner of the Year at the 2012 Family Law Awards. We have an experienced team with offices in central London as well as in Staines upon Thames, covering the Surrey and Middlesex areas, although we also deal with cases nationally and internationally.

read more › You must have entered into a legally recognised marriage in the UK. If you were married abroad, the marriage must be legally recognised in that country. To apply for a divorce you must be married for at least 12 months. You can apply for a divorce in the UK if you can show that at least one of you is habitually resident in the UK. Divorce or dissolution can only be applied for one year after the ceremony. The marriage or civil partnership must have irretrievably broken down and this can be proved by a number of facts.

read more › We understand that the breakdown of a relationship, marriage or civil partnership can be stressful and emotional for both parties. We appreciate the importance of listening to a client to understand their needs, before putting forward a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome for them and any children. Whether you are married, in a civil partnership or in a long term relationship there can often be financial issues which need to be resolved to secure your future financial stability and that of any children.

read more › Both men and women can be victims of domestic abuse. If you are a victim of domestic abuse; if you are at risk of being made homeless after separating from your partner; or being harassed or pestered by a partner or 'associated' person then there are protective measures available under the Family Law Act to protect you from being a victim of such behaviour. How applications for a Non-Molestation Order/Occupation Order are approached will depend on the severity of your current circumstances. If you are at immediate risk of significant harm then an application may be able to be made on a without-notice basis.

read more › When parents separate they have to make important decisions about their children's upbringing. In our guide we have set out some legal guidance on what orders the court can make when parents are at disagreements such as parental rights and responsibilities, where the children live and how often they see the other parent. If you can not agree the arrangements for your children then you may apply to the court (Form C100) for an order (before you do so you must consider mediation). Children Arrangements order: Specifies who the child shall live with (Residence) and what time the child shall spend with the other parent (Contact).

read more › Our Private Law department can offer advice and assistance to unmarried couples. The law relating to the division of capital assets for unmarried couples is completely different to the type of orders that can be made upon the dissolution of a marriage or a civil partnership. There is a misconception about the 'common law spouse'. Parties that have been living together, particularly for a long period of time, believe that they have the same legal rights as a married couple upon their relationship breakdown.

read more › A Cohabitation Agreement is an agreement for unmarried partners that sets out who owns what and in what proportion. It records how you will split your property, its contents, personal belongings, savings and other assets should the relationship break down. It can cover how you will support your children, over and above any legal requirement to maintain them, as well as how you would deal with bank accounts, debts, and joint purchases such as a car. The Agreement can also be used to clarify how co-habiting couples will mange day to day finances whilst they are together.

read more › If you are looking to avoid the stress, expense and acrimony of Court proceedings, Mediation is an alternative way to try and resolve your dispute. You and your spouse or partner must agree to mediation. Once you have contacted one of our family mediators, the mediator will speak to you and then your spouse or partner to find whether mediation could be a suitable way to resolve your dispute. In some cases, the only way to resolve disputes is through the Court, but whenever possible, we firmly believe that mediation is a better option.

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