Higgins Miller is a leading family law firm in Stockport. As such, we’re used to working with people across the North West from all walks of life, dealing with complex and stressful issues such as divorce, adoption, domestic violence, wills and probate. We’re used to combining highly complex legal advice with the kind of emotional support our clients often need, and that’s why we’re the best people to turn to if you need the services of a child custody lawyer.
When you work with a child custody lawyer from Higgins Miller, you work with someone who will support you through every step of the process. We understand that the end of a relationship – whether it’s a marriage, a civil partnership or simply two people cohabiting – can have a huge emotional impact. We also know that this impact and the sadness it causes is multiplied many times over when there are children involved.
Our job as a child custody lawyer is to help our clients work through the process of deciding what is best for their children as quickly and as calmly as possible. We usually start to work as a child custody lawyer in the wake of a divorce, when feelings can still be running high and reaching a sensible compromise which is best for all parties is sometimes seemingly impossible. What this means, of course, is that a child custody case can often end up being both lengthy and extremely expensive, as both parents find themselves dealing with the anger and bitterness which often accompanies the end of a relationship.
Our job as an expert child custody lawyer is to try to take the emotion out of the situation. That doesn’t mean that we don’t appreciate the stress and upset a client will be going through, but it does mean that we try to guide them toward a solution which is best for the child or children involved and will minimise the time they have to spend dealing with lawyers, arguing with the other party and, at worst, appearing in court.
Our role as a child custody lawyer is to guide our clients through the wide range of options which are possible. Unlike many legal cases, there are no hard and fast rules regarding the arrangements which have to be made for children when a relationship ends. We’ll use our expertise and real world experience as child custody lawyers to explain what the options are, what a judge would be likely to decide if you have to go to court, and how we would propose to help you reach the most amicable situation possible.
Throughout the process, our child custody lawyer will communicate with you using clear, easily understood language. We understand how daunting it can be to have to deal with legal issues, particularly in the wake of a relationship ending, so we try to reduce the levels of stress by avoiding jargon and technical legal phraseology.
In some cases, our role as child custody lawyer will amount to simply offering advice as to what the solution in terms of child care arrangements might be. In others, we will help you to negotiate directly with your ex-partner, negotiate on your behalf or guide you in the direction of mediation. On those occasions when compromise isn’t possible and the argument ends up in court, we can represent you. Every child custody lawyer working for us is a member of Resolution, an organisation devoted to finding ways of solving family disputes in a constructive manner. This underlines our commitment to helping our clients do the same. If it’s at all possible we want to avoid legal action, and reach a solution which is best for you and your children.
We understand that the cost of legal advice is one of the things which people dealing with the end of a relationship worry about more than anything else. If you’d like some advice on hiring a child custody lawyer, however, or simply want to discuss making arrangements for the care of a child in general, please call us on 0161 429 7251 or email us at [email protected]. We’ve recently passed our Cyber Essential accreditation, something which demonstrates our forward thinking attitude and determination to remain ahead of the competition. An initial 20 minute appraisal is provided free of charge, and we offer a first appointment for a fixed fee, so you don’t have to worry about how much our advice is going to cost, and this initial contact can ensure that you begin the process with realistic expectations and avoiding common mistakes. If you want to explore our wider charging system then please take a look here.