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Providing Expert Legal Help with Child Residence (Custody) Disputes
It may seem hard to believe, especially when you consider some of the more questionable rulings that have been handed down by judges, but the very heart and soul of the British legal system is based on fairness and compassion.
It is not a perfect system and mistakes are sometimes made, but the whole point of justice is meant to be about achieving balance, righting wrongs, and so on. This is why one of the most universally recognised symbols for justice is a set of scales.
When it comes to divorce, ultimately what the courts really want is a fair outcome for everybody involved, and to make sure everything is divided in a fair way that does not disadvantage either party unduly. Of course, in reality it is rarely the case that everyone involved in a divorce case walks away from court completely satisfied with the outcome.
If children are involved, the whole situation becomes infinitely more complex than when it is just a matter of dividing assets. The judge then has to consider a whole range of factors, especially if one of the parties has made allegations indicating that there are circumstances that should result in the other party having limited access to the children, or even being prevented from having any contact with the children. We are experts on Controlling or Coercive Behaviour in an Intimate or Family Relationship under the Serious Crime Act 2015, and can use that law to help you.
The kinds of circumstances where courts may consider restricting contact (access) to children by a parent include:
• Allegations of physical or sexual abuse
• The parent has a problem with alcohol or substance abuse
• The parent has a serious psychological disorder
• The parent is neglectful or fails to take appropriate care
• The parent is involved in some sort of criminal activity
Of course allegations are only exactly that. The judge then has to decide if they think the allegations are true. If there is evidential proof, that is certainly going to have a significant impact. If the proof is circumstantial, based on testimony, or hearsay, that is going to introduce some element of doubt. We work closely with Familes Need Fathers.
Importantly the burden of proof works differently in these types of cases compared to what it might in a criminal case, so even if you think you are in a really strong position, you might actually not be. Also, some allegations have the potential to backfire on the person making them.
As you can imagine all these different factors that need to be considered make child custody cases especially complicated and there are many procedures that need to be followed. The stakes are very high, as what could be more precious to you than your own child? We are experts on Controlling or Coercive Behaviour in an Intimate or Family Relationship under the Serious Crime Act 2015, and can use that law to help you.
This is why you need to get expert legal advice. Trying to take on something like this all by yourself is just way too difficult, especially when your emotions are still raw. There are just far too many ways you can slip up, and even a very small mistake could cost you everything.
But what if you can’t afford a solicitor? Certainly if you’ve ever seen the kind of fees they charge, it’s pretty amazing anyone can afford one, isn’t it? But, fortunately there is an alternative available that allows you to get that expert legal advice you need without spending a fortune.
Hylton-Potts is a legal consulting firm established in 1999 and since then has developed a reputation for getting fantastic results for their clients in all kinds of legal matters including child residence and contact disputes and divorce settlements.
Our team of expert consultants would be delighted to help you enforce and protect your rights as a parent. We charge an affordable fixed fee for our services, so you won’t have any worries about the cost. You can call our office on 020 7381 8111 for a free confidential discussion or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you need help.