Child Custody Lawyers Glasgow

Family Lawyers Glasgow – Child Custody Glasgow

Child Custody Solicitors Glasgow

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We can help you and your family minimise the damage and distress during this difficult time, whether you are going to court or attempting to settle the matter amicably with your partner. Clarity Simplicity offers a variety of Family Law services.

Child custody lawyers in Glasgow and Edinburgh offer family law services based on funding that suits you. During a separation or divorce, numerous complex matters need to be resolved including residence and contact. Nevertheless, for the majority of parents, there is little more crucial than ensuring their ongoing participation in their child’s life. During the separation phase, children may experience significant distress. Therefore, it is crucial to promptly and smoothly resolve matters related to contact, custody, and residency. An optimal scenario would be a harmonious resolution outside of the legal system about the family’s future arrangements. At times, even when you and your ex-partner are amicable, it family law solicitors can assist in providing advice on your parental rights and responsibilities. We can also assist with Alternative Dispute Resolution such as Mediation and Collaboration. Occasionally, these contentious matters unavoidably necessitate legal action via the family courts. 

When children are involved and child contact arrangements need to be decided, it is frequently recommended to settle issues outside of the courtroom. At Clarity Simplicity, we recognise that familial issues necessitate enduring resolutions rather than just achieving victory in the legal arena. Consequently, we promote collaboration whenever feasible and will assist you in seeking alternative dispute resolution through mediation and discussion outside of the legal system, if that aligns with your preference. Our proficient mediators will be available to guide you through the procedure. This may enable you to calmly resolve your plans for contacting your child. Under such circumstances, seeking the counsel of a lawyer helps ensure that you have a clear understanding of the terms you are consenting to and that any resolution is aligned with your best interests.

Regrettably, there are instances where resorting to legal proceedings becomes inevitable. The family courts adhere to a prescribed procedure that necessitates strict compliance and adherence to certain time limits. The family courts will always prioritise the welfare of the child or children involved. Furthermore, effectively articulating your reasons to the judge is crucial, and employing the appropriate legal vocabulary can enhance the strength of your case. The solicitors at Clarity Simplicity are prepared to assist you in navigating every stage of the legal procedure. We will compile evidence and witness statements on your behalf, ensuring that your perspective is effectively communicated.

Child contact and custody, now referred to as residence, in the family courts of Scotland

If you and your partner can reach an agreement as to contact or residence arrangements, our family lawyers can prepare a Minute of Agreement which will set out the agreement that has been reached. If you and your partner are unable to reach an agreement over your contact arrangements, the family courts in Scotland have a variety of tools to settle the disagreement. During this process, the courts will take into account the child’s best interests, with a primary focus on ensuring their well-being and safety.

The court has the authority to issue a contact order. A contact order mandates that the custodial parent must grant the non-custodial parent the right to have access to their child. Consequently, you must convince the court that, given the situation, it is advantageous for the child. The court has the authority to mandate direct interaction, which can be either monitored or unsupervised, or to grant temporary residence to the non-resident parent. In certain instances, the court may opt to just mandate indirect contact, which might be facilitated by means such as email or telephone calls.

The court has the authority to issue a residency order. This will ascertain the child’s place of residence. Occasionally, one parent is granted exclusive custody, which entails the child residing only with that parent. Typically, both parents share residence (or custody) more frequently. Furthermore, a residence order may impose limitations on relocating the child to other parts of the United Kingdom, or beyond. 

The requirements and permissions of a contact or residency order are determined only by the specific provisions outlined in the order itself. Orders can vary significantly based on the unique circumstances of each case. Therefore, it is recommended to obtain legal representation and counsel while pursuing or challenging a court order issued by the family courts. Consulting a lawyer will provide you with guidance regarding the appropriate court order to pursue, along with any particular conditions or requests you may want to make to the court.

The requirements and permissions of a contact or residency order are determined only by the specific provisions outlined in the order itself. Orders can vary significantly based on the unique circumstances of each case. Therefore, it is recommended to obtain legal representation and counsel while pursuing or challenging a court order issued by the family courts. Consulting a lawyer will provide you with guidance regarding the appropriate court order to pursue, along with any particular conditions or requests you may want to make to the court.


Louise McCreaLouise McCrea
21:55 14 Nov 22
I would highly recommend Simplicity Legal. They have been provided a brilliant service for me the last couple of years dealing with power of attorney, sorting out my dads estate after his death and buying and selling my house. I mainly dealt with Kirsten who was excellent explaining all the processes and keeping me updated. Would definitely use Simplicity again in the future
Cody WoodCody Wood
10:18 25 Oct 22
I was recently introduced to Simplicity Legal Glasgow by a colleague who had used the firm to help him with his divorce proceedings. I took that advice and am really delighted that I did. They were incredibly professional and responsive, constantly striking a balance between being empathetic and ruthlessly efficient/candid when the situation warranted it. Everything was described in layman's terms, with advantages and cons clearly highlighted and always expense transparency. I felt supported by the proper level of guidance provided, but the final decision was always mine. I cannot recommend the Simplicity Legal team highly enough. Thank you for all of your help.
Sean DickinsonSean Dickinson
11:32 19 Oct 22
My husband and I cannot thank Simplicity Solicitors Glasgow enough for their professional assistance with our claim; we were very pleased with the entire process. They kept us updated on the progress of the process,. The solicitors with whom we dealt with, were very understanding and helpful, and explained everything to us in a way that we understood. They are a very professional company, and I would recommend their services to anyone who needed information or assistance. We are grateful to have them represent us.
H AndrewsH Andrews
11:28 19 Oct 22
Simplicity Legal represented me in my divorce settlement dispute, I had the great experience with their Glasgow solicitors. They were extremely professional and knowledgeable during our discussions about my case. She is a great asset to her organisation, and I would strongly recommend Simplicity Legal family law solicitors to anyone who is needs help during a divorce.
Jordi CornellaJordi Cornella
09:24 05 Oct 22
In my experience Clarity and Simplicity are a very reliable firm. At the moment it's not easy to find reliable solicitors, and in fact I approached Clarity and Simplicity after a rather bad experience with another company. I was pleasantly surprised by Kirsten's efficiency and the way things were handled. Highly recommended.
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