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Leading child contact solicitors near you. 

MG Legal’s Family team understand how difficult and distressing it can be when you are facing a disruption to your family life, and that there is an uncertainty that comes with it. With over 20 years’ experience dealing with child access matters, you can rest assured that you won’t get better legal assistance. We are on hand to provide you with the expert advice you deserve. 
 
MG Legal's expert family lawyers offer a bespoke service to each and every one of our clients, and our advice will be unique to your situation. If you want more contact with your children, or you would like to have a more structured contact plan, give our team a call today. 

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Understanding, professional and completely deidcated to your cause; contact MG Legal's family law experts and we will get back to you within one business hour. 
 
You never know what life will throw at you, and there are times when you need the best advice on Family Issues; even if it’s just to put your mind at rest. 
 
Our leading family law experts offer an initial 30 minute consultation and pride ourselves on client care (so, basically looking after you), and negotiating the best settlement to suit your requirements. 
 
"I never felt rushed and was totally at ease. MG Legal provided me with a positive plan for the best way forward. I would not hesitate to recommend this small and welcoming team who provide their clients with the personal touch that seems to be lacking with some of the other firms." 
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Why choose MG Legal? 
Well, there is nothing our expert family lawyers haven't seen or done when it comes to child contact issues. We know that the advice given could affect the rest of your life: so we sit and listen, advise the options and then do more than any other legal team to get you what you want. Our expert family law solicitors specialise in divorce and child contact issues and their success rates are second to none - read our reviews. 
 
Make sure you choose the right legal team to back you.  
MG Legal – Your Local Solicitors (and YES, we are here to help!) 

We're here for you; the areas of children's law we can help with. 

Child Custody 
Sole custody 
Child Contact 
Finances for children 
Child name changes 
Alternative family structures 
Child Maintenance 

The Different Types Of Child Order, And How To Apply. 

Forms and Law, two of the most mind boggling, confusing and stressful things a person and can do – the legal terminology involved the different names for each forms, the time it takes the emotions that you go through while completing forms, just thinking about it gives me a headache --- lucky for you, our Family Team are more than happy and capable of taking this off your hands and dealing with matters on your behalf, however should you wish to know more then we have put together a short list of the application and what they cover to keep you in the know.. click the links below to learn more. 
 
Child Arrangements Order 
Specific Issue Order 
Prohibited Steps Order 
Parental Responsibility Order 

How do you co-parent? 

Our team would stress that if families can reach an amicable resolution to any child contact issues between themselves, then they should try to do so, as this is generally the best way forward. 
In some cases, just talking to the other parent, may help you to realise the best thing for your children, and to ensure their happiness over the festive period. 
 
When dealing with child contact issues, the Court’s primary focus is what’s best for the children involved. Providing that there are no safe-guarding issues with the children, the Court will try their best to ensure that the needs of the children are met, by allowing contact with both parents. 
 
A relatively common comment made by our client’s, or their ex-partners, is that their children are refusing to have contact with the other parent. Generally, if your child is younger, it’s important that you try and work out if they have a real issue with their parent, or whether they’re just being children. 
 
You should then try and deal with any ‘issues’ with the other parent, to ensure that both of you are working together to make sure your child or children feel safe and happy in both parent’s care. Whilst your child’s feelings are important, contact should always be encouraged (unless it’s specifically ordered by the Court that contact should not take place). 

How can you help your children deal with divorce or separation? 

It’s important to make sure that your children know that they are loved by both parents. Depending on your children’s age, make sure that you’re as honest as possible with them. If they are too young, don’t go into detail about the separation, but try and make them understand what’s happening. 
 
Importantly, even if you don’t like your former partner or spouse, don’t let your opinion cloud that of your child’s. Don’t share any negative feelings that you have about each other with your children. 
 
Lastly, listen to your children, and encourage them to talk about their feeling with you. You can explain to them that they are allowed to be sad, or confused, or even angry. 
 
Whilst our team can’t break the news to your children for you, we can help you with the process of setting your child contact in stone, by way of a court order. 

Frequently asked questions about child contact issues. 

Do I have entitlement to apply for a child order? 
What happens after I send the child order application to Court? 
What is Cafcass and what are the safeguarding checks? 
What happens at the First Hearing of a child order case? 
What is a Finding of Fact? 
What is a Section 7 Report? 
What is a Section 37 Report? 
What is the Welfare Checklist? 
What is the Separated Parents' Information Programme? 
What types of child contact are there? 
What assistance can Cafcass offer? 
What should I expect at the Second Hearing of a child contact case? 
What happens at the final hearing of a child contact case? 
The other parent is ignoring the child contact Order, what do I do? 
What is a Contact Activity Direction? 
Can I See My Grandchildren If Their Parents Divorce? - see blog 
What if my ex and I can’t agree on the school our child should attend? see blog 
Can I take my child abroad without my ex-partner's permission? - see blog 
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