National Adoption Week 2017

The adoption process by its nature is a complex and specialist area of law. It is the legal process through which someone gains care and legal responsibility for a child with the consequence that their parent losses their parental responsibility for the child. Adoption can only be achieved by an application to court and subsequent […]

Working Through the Adoption Order Process

Higgins Miller specialises in delivering legal advice and support to people dealing with matters of family law. That means we have expertise in areas such as divorce, wills and probate and children disputes. It also means that we’re used to helping people to cope with the adoption order process, and the steps which have to […]

Adoption by a Relative

Higgins Miller is a law firm, based in Stockport, which specialises in handling cases of family law. We are experts in cases which deal with highly sensitive matters such as wills and probate, divorce and children disputes. That means combining our legal expertise with a commitment to dealing with clients in a sympathetic and supportive […]

The Fast-Track Option of Foster Care Adoption

Here at Higgins Miller we specialise in dealing with matters of family law. That means we have to demonstrate legal expertise in matters such as divorce, wills and probate and children disputes. It also requires a degree of sensitivity on our part, and this is particularly the case when helping clients who are working through […]

The Stepparent Adoption Process

Here at Higgins Miller we specialise in matters of family law such as divorce and civil partnership, children disputes and cases of domestic violence. The approach which we take to sensitive cases of this kind consists of two equally important facets. The first of these is our legal expertise, and the fact that every member […]

Making Sure a Financial Settlement is Fair

The emotional fallout of a relationship breaking down can often make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to focus on practical matters such as financial issues. At Higgins Miller we pride ourselves in offering genuine expert and completely up to date legal advice in areas such as divorce and civil partnerships , family law, children […]

Higgins Miller Adoption Process

The process of adopting a child is long and complex and anyone who is involved in the care of children – either professionally or through familial responsibilities – will doubtlessly agree that this situation is exactly as it should be. Given that the ultimate aim of any adoption process is to ensure the safety and […]

More Money to speed up adoption

It is being reported that the government is going to pledge an additional £30 million to help speed up the adoption process. The funding will be announced in Wednesday’s budget. It will be given to local authorities  to help them speed up the matching process of children and adoptive parents particularly across geographical borders which can be […]

Adoption Inadequacies

The top family judge in the country, Sir James Munby (President of the Family Division), has criticised the presentation of “sloppy” evidence before the court in cases where local authorities seek to place children for adoption without the parents’ consent. He said that separating children from their families on a permanent basis must be a […]

Extra money for adoption charities

Adoption charities such as Bernardos are to be given extra money by the Department for Education from later this year. The aim of the boost is to try to speed up the process and reduce the number of children in care who are waiting for an adoptive placements. The Government says it is concerned that […]