Children

In the event of divorce or separation, we believe the needs of children must always come first. Matters involving where the children live require great sensitivity. Stone King’s family lawyers are able to provide the necessary support and expertise in this area.

We believe that the most important factor for a child’s future wellbeing in such situations is to be protected from conflict between the parents. Emotions often run high and parents can find it hard to set aside their own interests and this can lead to confusion over what is in the child’s interests.  That is where we can help.

Few other UK divorce solicitors can match the depth of offering provided by Stone King in this area of law. Our team of seven family lawyers includes practising mediators, accredited Resolution and collaboration specialists and children panel members.

We are able to help with the following:

  • arrangements as to where your children are to live (ie residence or shared residence arrangements, sometimes known as child custody)
  • the level of time you have with your child if your child does not live with you (sometimes known as visitation or access rights)
  • applications for Court orders, to include Child Arrangement Orders, specific issue and prohibited steps orders
  • parental responsibility
  • removal from the jurisdiction (where one parent wishes to relocate abroad)
  • internal relocation (where one parent wishes to move to another area of the country)

Our focus is on finding solutions through discussion and negotiation but, where a more formal approach is required, we are able to guide and assist through Court proceedings whilst keeping the needs of the child in the forefront of everyone’s mind.

  • London skyline
    Recent testimonials

    "The team at Stone King have been relentlessly professional, always helpful and supportive and made the whole time as painless as possible," a satisfied client remarks.

    Another client reports: "They are very efficient in billing flexibility and correspondence."

    Chambers - 2018

  • London skyline
    Recent testimonials

    "They work well as a team: they are very joined up and look at the bigger picture."

    "They kept trying to find a consensual outcome - even when we were being sucked into a vortex of craziness. They got an excellent outcome in the end."

    Client feedback in Chambers - 2017

  • London skyline
    Recent testimonials

    Recommended for its broad family law coverage, including complex post-separation financial disputes, public and private law children matters and disputes involving cross-border issues. Recognised for its strengths in alternative dispute resolution.

    Chambers - 2016

  • London skyline
    Recent testimonials

    "Their strongest points are their good communication and empathetic approach". The team are "very friendly, very understanding and sympathetic to my needs"

    Client feedback in Chambers - 2014

  • London skyline
    Recent testimonials

    “the overall level of service is extremely high and well managed…”

    Legal 500 - 2012

  • London skyline
    Recent testimonials

    "supportive, efficient and friendly."

    Chambers - 2019

Legal 500 logo

Investors in People logo

UK Chambers logo

Best Companies - One to watch logo