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Child Law

One of the most sensitive issues following the breakdown of a relationship is the care arrangements for the children. At McKinnon Forbes we are experienced in all aspects of child law including residence and contact actions. We can offer advice and help you reach an amicable agreement for the care of your child. Emotions can often run high and amicable solutions are often not possible. In these situations our dedicated family lawyers can assist you through the court process in a professional friendly manner. If you and your former partner cannot agree on important issues such as which school your child will attend or whether your child should move abroad we can help.

It may be that the social work department have become involved with your family’s life and this can often be very stressful and confusing. We have experienced family lawyers who can guide you through the process whether a Referral has been made to the Children’s Reporter for Compulsory Measures or where your children have already been removed on an Interim Compulsory Measure. We can offer advice and guidance through the entire process from attending Children’s Hearings to appearing on your behalf in court. If you wish advice on adoption or fostering we can help.

We offer expert advice in the following areas:

  • Residence/Contact
  • Interdict against removal of children
  • Children's Hearings
  • Permanence Applications
  • Adoption
  • Relocations