Child Custody & Law Solicitors

We provide specialist advice in relation to children issues.

Family Services

We can advise about how you can obtain Parental Responsibility for a child and make applications to the Court on your behalf under the Children Act 1989 for a Child Arrangements Order, which will address issues such as where the child is to reside and how frequently they are to see their other parent.

Our specialist Family Law Team can provide detailed advice on numerous issues relating to children.

We will provide advice on timescales for completion of work and a detailed cost estimate.

We help our clients to approach arrangements for children constructively, without having to go to court in the majority of cases.

Our expertise includes:

  • Voluntary parenting agreements- covering matters like where children will live most of the time and how much time they will spend with each parent
  • Child maintenance:
    • Voluntary child maintenance agreements
    • Using the Child Maintenance Service (CMS)
    • Child Maintenance Orders
  • Child related court orders:
    • Child Arrangements Orders– to decide things like where children will live and who they should have contact with
    • Specific Issue Orders– to make a specific decision about a child’s upbringing, such as where they should go to school
    • Prohibited Steps Orders– to prevent someone with Parental Responsibility making a particular decision in relation to a child, such as relocating.

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    Angie Brown - Head of Family Law & FMCA Family Law Mediator

    Angie is the Head of Dootsons Family Team and a highly experienced family law solicitor, court advocate and also a family law mediator. She gained an LLB (Hons) Law Degree and has over 20 years of experience practising family law, she is a member of Resolution, and also earned the Law Society Panel and Advanced Panel status.

    In May 2010 Angie received recognised status as an interpersonal mediator and in 2012 became accredited to Practice All Issues of Family Law Mediation, giving her FMCA status and enabling her to offer specialist family law mediation and MIAMS that provide an alternative approach to resolving any family issues or disputes.