Few things can be as sensitive or as difficult to overcome, as a dispute involving your child or children.  As a parent, you’ll be looking for solutions that are right for your child and you’ll always want to put their welfare first. But when emotions are running high during times of stress and upheaval, it can often be really hard to be objective and make the right decisions.

Whenever your child/children become involved in disputes, are in need of support or there are concerns surrounding the way they are cared for then it is important to call on expert and objective advice from someone who has extensive experience in this most sensitive area of law.

Putting your children’s welfare first

At DS Legal, our expert family lawyers will provide you with sensitive and practical advice at this difficult time. Our aim is to put everything back into focus for you. Once clarity has been restored, we will work with you to find the right solution for your children.

We will help you to ensure that your children are properly provided for, enjoy the living arrangements that best suit them and have the right amount of contact with both parents in the future. Our experienced legal team works with a range of services which may be able to offer you the support needed.

We will always look for a settlement to be reached by agreement where possible.  It is always better that a child’s future is decided by the person/people who knows them best!  But if this is not possible, we will apply seek outside assistance and this may mean applying to the court for the appropriate order/s.

There are some occasions when a child’s safety is in issue and emergency court orders are needed. Our highly experienced team of family lawyers can all make emergency applications to court, the same day if necessary, to ensure your child’s safety is legally protected.


As with all matters we will firstly assess your eligibility for legal aid.

If your case involves the involvement of the Local Authority and you are the parent you will get legal aid irrespective of your financial means.

In the event that you are not eligible we will look to see if we can provide you with a fixed fee package depending upon your circumstances and if all else fails we will provide you with a competitive hourly rate which we will seek to reduce from our standard rate (please see our terms and conditions)

Can we help you?

If you would like to discuss how we could help and advise you on matters concerning your children, please do not hesitate to call Mark on 01242 517949, 01792 892692 or 01993 220651. Alternatively, please email us at We’re here to help.

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