Children and Families

We are leading family law solicitors based in Exeter and working across Devon. Our highly experienced family lawyers can advise on parental rights and responsibilities, child custody arrangements and contact disputes. We are providers of legal aid for family law matters and can advise whether you are eligible.

  • When did you last see your child?
  • Has contact with your child been stopped?
  • Are you worried about your child’s welfare in the care of another?
  • Has somebody stopped you from seeing your child?
  • Do you have concerns about a new partner?
  • Is your ex-partner trying to stop you from seeing your children?
  • Is the other parent wanting to make plans for your child which you are unhappy about?
  • Do you or the other parent want to move away with the children?
  • Are you dealing with Cafcass as part of your divorce or separation proceedings?

Our specialist family law solicitors can provide legal advice to anybody in close contact with a child, including parents, grandparents, siblings or extended family members.

A named family lawyer will deal with your case from start to finish. We can advise you about the criteria for legal aid for family law cases. You will be given clear and focused advice throughout your case including guidance about your position and how much the case will cost, where relevant. We will keep you fully informed about each stage and any outcomes.

To make an enquiry or book an appointment with one of our family law solicitors, please contact Mark Fairchild, Family Team Administrator.

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Parental Responsibility

Arrangements for Children

Grandparents' Rights

Mediation

Adoption

Special Guardianship Orders

The Team
Amy Jeffery
Amy Jeffery

Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Heidi Davey
Heidi Davey

Chartered Legal Executive

Mark Fairchild
Mark Fairchild

Administrator

Nicky Mein
Nicky Mein

Managing Partner and Solicitor

Penny Scott
Penny Scott

Partner and Solicitor

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