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Child Custody

Our personable, experienced team work with the best interests of your child at heart, aiming for an amicable solution at all times

Child Custody Solicitors in London

During a divorce, your child’s wellbeing is always placed at the centre. If you require legal advice regarding child custody — or you’re experiencing difficulty coming to child custody arrangements with your ex — the team at Goodwins is here to help.

Ideally, you will be able to make suitable arrangements without needing to go to court — either through an amicable agreement or by enlisting a mediator. However, when disagreements arise, it’s important that you take the appropriate measures to ensure the best outcome for your child.

As experienced child custody solicitors, we can advise on all areas of child custody. Whether you’d like to make your agreement legally binding, or you require dedicated legal assistance in preparation for court, our child custody lawyers can advise no matter your circumstances.

Established over 30 years, we are one of London’s leading family law firms with an excellent reputation and competitive fee structure.

Located in a convenient location for residents of Harrow and London, the knowledgeable team at Goodwins can talk you through your options with fixed-fee consultations available at a time to suit you. To find out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We can also provide legal representation in international child custody cases with ties to other countries in the UK, Europe or worldwide. If you need to contact us from abroad, we offer a worldwide video call service.

Watch our Child Arrangements video

Child Custody FAQs

How long has Goodwins been providing child custody?

Goodwins has been providing its child custody service since 1993.

Will I have my own dedicated solicitor to deal with my case?

Yes, you will be assigned a specialist who deals with child custody.

Do you offer fixed fee consultations for child custody?

Yes, we offer fixed fee consultations where we will give advice on how to proceed with your case, highlighting all options available to you and the costs involved.

Will my enquiry be treated confidentially?

Yes, we will deal with your enquiry with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity, ensuring that everything is kept confidential.

How will I communicate with my solicitor for child custody?

Your solicitor can be contacted via phone or email. We also offer video calls. Alternatively, you can visit your solicitor at our office.

Where is the Goodwins office and how can I visit it?

Our office is located in Middlesex and is available to visit Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm.

Can a father get custody of a child?

While historically mothers have more often been awarded custody, fathers can still apply for and be granted full custody if they can demonstrate that it is in the best interest of the child.

Who gets custody of a child?

The custody of a child is determined based on the child’s best interests. Courts take into account factors such as each parent’s ability to provide for the child, the child’s wishes (depending on their age and maturity) and the child’s emotional and physical well-being.

Can you represent me if I live outside London?

Yes, we can represent you even if you live outside London. With modern technology, we can effectively communicate and work together remotely via video calls and emails.

However, if you prefer face-to-face meetings, you’re welcome to visit our offices. We’re committed to providing expert legal advice and representation tailored to your needs, whether you choose to work with us remotely or in person.

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Meet the Child Custody team

Watch our video to gain an insight into the inner workings of Goodwins Family Law Solicitors and how we can help you.

Child Custody Process

Consistency, quality and sensitivity are the key elements of our approach to each and every case. Our expert team will deal with your situation with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity, whilst striving to reach the best possible outcome.

Get in touch with our legal team via form, email or phone
Our dedicated law secretaries will review the enquiry and then will assign it to the most appropriate Solicitor based on the requirements.
We'll arrange a fixed-fee appointment to discuss your case
This can be done over a video call, face-to-face meeting at our offices or over the telephone - whatever works best for you!
Initial consultation
During this consultation, we'll take time to get to know you and your case and make some initial recommendations on how we can work with you for the best outcome.
You decide if you'd like to proceed with us representing you
There's no pressure across this period, we'll give you space to consider all options and make the right decision for you.
Retainer agreed and the case is started
There'll be some paperwork to complete at this stage, but we'll be on hand to support you through this process.

Why choose Goodwins for Child Custody?

Divorce and family law specialists
A leading London based firm
Members of The Law Society
Established over 30 years
Excellent client satisfaction rate
Experts in cohabitation agreements & disputes
International cases undertaken
Highly competitive fee structure
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