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finding amicable resolutions to parent disputes

Watson Thomas Solicitors are highly experienced in advising parents and acting on their behalf in relation to all legal matters concerning children.

As with much of our work, there is often an international element and we are accustomed to liaising with practitioners in other jurisdictions outside of the UK.

Disputes concerning children can relate to parental responsibility, residence (formerly custody), contact, financial provision and unlawful removal, and may involve jurisdictional issues.  We understand that disputes concerning children are distressing.

Our advice is designed to minimise upheaval and disruption and will always ensure that the child's welfare is the primary consideration.  In the first instance, we will seek to resolve matters by way of correspondence and mediation/collaboration but where that is not possible, then the Court provides an ideal forum to achieve a resolution.

child law issues we can assist with:

  • Change of name 
  • Court Orders for Children –
    Residence Orders, Contact Orders, Specific Issues and Prohibited Steps
  • Adoption and Surrogacy
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Molestation
  • Child Representation
  • Family Mediation

our family law services include:

Some Kind Words

I could not be more satisfied with the service and work that Tasha and the team at Watson Thomas Solicitors have provided me throughout my divorce proceedings. It has not been just a case of being...
Client in Fleet, Hampshire, November 2016
Thanks so much to Rachel and the team at Watson Thomas. You were all very patient and understanding which was greatly appreciated being that it was such a difficult time for me.
Customer in Fleet, Hampshire, October 2014
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your support and advice at my FDR meeting. I know that you consider it to be part of your job, but from my perspective, your presence throughout most of...
Client in Fleet, Hampshire, September 2017
I would just like to thank you and Samantha and your staff for helping with my divorce proceedings I had a totally professional service (couldn't have chosen a better law firm) and have been so...
Customer in Fleet, August 2014
I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am to Tasha for her compassion, professionalism and kindness she shown me throughout my divorce and further legal requirements. Tasha was recommended...
Client in Fleet, Hampshire, August 2017