Children Matters

Smith & Co Solicitors have extensive experience in family matters and are now helping clients who have concerns about the coronavirus situation and how it affects their family arrangements. Understanding the Government’s current legal instructions is especially useful.

Family breakdown can lead to parents experiencing problems in caring for and having contact with their children. At Smith & Co, our philosophy is to support you to find an agreement that is in the best interests of each child and suits both parents.

If you have a problem seeing your children or have a good reason to deny contact, our family practitioners will use their wealth of experience to achieve a resolution, ideally through written communication and/or mediation, or by representing you at court in proceedings should the need arise.

At Smith & Co, we understand that dealing with children matters can often be a very emotional and stressful time for all parties involved and, with one of our family solicitors by your side, you can be reassured that you do not have to go through it on your own.

  • Parental responsibility
  • Residence issues
  • Contact arrangements
  • Child's name
  • Re-location within the UK and overseas
  • Local Authority care proceedings
  • Education appeals

Key Contacts

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Vicky Hosking

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Vanessa Gilbanks FCILEX

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Elaheh Mobini

We were given so much confidence as our family matter progressed and we knew if we had any problems, we just had to pick up the phone. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Smith & Co – they were so knowledgeable and helpful. 

L.J. Ipswich

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01473 226231

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Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 2BN