Child Law Services

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Parental Rights and Responsibilities

We can advise you if you have Parental Rights and Responsibilities and explain to you what it means if you have such rights and responsibilities.
We can assist with the granting or removal of Parental Rights and Responsibilities and also any dispute arising in the discharge of those rights.

Relocation and/or School Placement disputes

If a parent wishes to move to a new location and the other parent does not agree to this, this may be a matter that would require to be decided by the court. We can assist you in trying to resolve matters without recourse to the Court but failing which we have significant experience in representing clients at court in relation to this type of matter.

Similarly, if a parent wishes a child to attend a particular school or move a child to a particular school and the other parent does not agree to this we can assist in the same way.

Social Work Cases

Do you have social work involvement with your family? This may be on a voluntary or non voluntary basis. Your child or children may or may not be on the Child Protection Register. You may or may not be involved with the Children’s Hearing System. Whatever the reason for social work involvement with you and your family’s lives, we can advise you of your rights, correspond with the social work department on your behalf and answer any questions that you may have.

Children’s Hearings/Panels

If your child or children have been referred to the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration and you require to attend Children’s Hearings or Court Hearings in respect of them, we can assist by attending these Hearings with you. We have significant experience in such matters and can advise you fully in relation to them.

Adoption & Permanence Orders

We are often instructed by clients whose children are in the care of the Local Authority. If a decision is made by the Local Authority to pursue permanence or adoption in respect of your child or children the Solicitors at McIntosh McCann have the right experience and understanding in dealing with such important and sensitive cases and can help you challenge and oppose this.
Similarly we frequently represent individuals who are seeking to Adopt children who have formerly been in a Local Authority placement.

Private Adoption

If you are a separated parent who would like your partner to adopt their child, or if you are thinking about adopting your step-child we can assist in answering any questions you may have and if you decide this is a step you wish to take we can assist you to completing of the adoption process.

Parental Rights and Responsibilities

We can advise you if you have Parental Rights and Responsibilities and explain to you what it means if you have such rights and responsibilities.
We can assist with the granting or removal of Parental Rights and Responsibilities and also any dispute arising in the discharge of those rights.

Relocation and/or School Placement disputes

If a parent wishes to move to a new location and the other parent does not agree to this, this may be a matter that would require to be decided by the court. We can assist you in trying to resolve matters without recourse to the Court but failing which we have significant experience in representing clients at court in relation to this type of matter.

Similarly, if a parent wishes a child to attend a particular school or move a child to a particular school and the other parent does not agree to this we can assist in the same way.

Social Work Cases

Do you have social work involvement with your family? This may be on a voluntary or non voluntary basis. Your child or children may or may not be on the Child Protection Register. You may or may not be involved with the Children’s Hearing System. Whatever the reason for social work involvement with you and your family’s lives, we can advise you of your rights, correspond with the social work department on your behalf and answer any questions that you may have.

Get in touch with us to discuss your child law case with our family solicitors.