Child Care and Adoption Solicitors in Barking, Grays and Romford - East London, Essex
We have a large specialist child care and adoption team who can help you with a whole variety of cases relating to children.
Are Social Services involved with your children?
We help parents and other family members (step-parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and others) in a whole variety of child care cases. These include attending case conferences, representing you in Court cases, negotiating with Social Workers etc. We have broad experience gained from representing many different people in cases of this nature, including children and young people themselves, parents and Public Authorities. (Click on the link for further details.)
Representing children and young people
As a young person under 18, there may be a court case about you, for example, whether you are taken into Social Services care or whether you have to see a particular member of your family. We can give you legal advice and representation about these matters.
How do I know that you are specialists in the field of child care and adoption?
Three members of the firm belong to the Law Society's Children Panel. This is a Panel of Solicitors who have satisfied the Law Society (our professional organisation) that they have specialist expertise in dealing with child care and adoption cases. Click here for more details of the Children Panel members within the firm.
Thinking of adoption - or objecting to an adoption?
Our specialist adoption case lawyers have experience in dealing with all types of adoption cases. We can help you if you are applying to adopt a child, or if you are objecting to someone trying to adopt your child.
Is it possible to adopt a child from abroad?
Adoption is allowed in some situations. However there are more legal complications. Again our specialist child care and adoption team can advise you.
How much will it cost?
For some types of children's cases, you are entitled automatically to free help and representation under the Legal Aid scheme. For other types of child care cases you will will be eligible for Legal Aid if you have a reasonable case and your income and savings are below certain limits set by the government. If not, we can still act for you, but would have to charge you for the work we do. At your initial meeting we will advise you whether you are eligible for Legal Aid and if not, what you will have to pay.
Why choose Sternberg Reed as my child care and adoption solicitor?
We hold four independent accreditations for the quality of our service and are regularly audited to make sure that our standards remain high.
Who should I contact?
We can help you with your child care and adoption matters. You can either complete the on-line form or telephone our main switchboard on 020 8591 3366 and ask to speak to Elizabeth Bendall or Gordon Reed.