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Children’s Law Solicitors

We can offer advice in relation to issues about children. We will discuss the options available and provide practical advice to help you deal with the difficulties you may be facing. It is not always necessary for children disputes to be dealt with by the Court and it is often better if Court applications can be avoided. Our skilled. Our skilled team of solicitors in Colchester endeavour to provide the best possible advice and can assist you with the following matters:

Parental Responsibility Agreements

In practical terms parental responsibility (PR), means the power to make important decisions in relation to a child, for example, a duty to ensure that the child is properly educated and a duty to feed and clothe and properly care for that child. Parental responsibility also gives the holder a right to consent to medical treatment of the child.

Care proceedings

We assist parents of children who are subject to involvement by the Local Authority. If you receive a letter stating that Court Proceedings are going to be issued or a notice of an application to the court you should not have to pay your solicitor, as Legal Aid is available for parents of children involved in these proceedings. In these circumstances public funding (legal aid) is not means tested.

Our team of family lawyers based in our Colchester office are here to help.

Childrens Law Family Solicitors Colchester & Dunmow

Susan Deveraux

Solicitor, Family Department, Colchester

Susan qualified in 1990. Since then, she has specialised in private Family Law, including all aspects of pre- and post-nuptial settlements, divorce and separation. Sue carries out most of the work herself, including advocacy. Each relationship is unique and therefore requires a sensible and creative, tailored approach. As a member of Resolution and trained Mediator, Susan is well-qualified to help.

Email: [email protected]

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Depending on your circumstances you may need advice for various reasons such as:

Our family team at GoodyBurrett are here to help you.

If you would like to discuss matters concerning your children

You can complete our contact us form at the top of this page, email [email protected]

or feel free to call us on 01206 577676.