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ChildLine finds 'family relationships' cause most concern to children...

ChildLine have published their annual review and report that of the top ten reasons for children contacting them, Family Relationships (including divorce and parents’ separation) is number one, resulting in over 38,000 counselling sessions on this issue alone.

Specialising in Family Law means we see a wide range of issues involving children that are clearly stressful and emotional for all concerned. These vary from straightforward separations and divorces, through to more complex cases dealing with Injunctions (non molestation or occupation orders) to protect those fleeing domestic violence.

Head of our Family department David Parkes is also an accredited member of The Law Society Children Panel, meaning he is recognised as an expert in areas of the law relating to children.

David says; “Family Law, like family life, is a real balancing exercise. On one hand you need to provide security and permanency for children but on the other hand we should be doing everything we can to ensure the long –term happiness of both parents and children and that can be very difficult to determine, especially as funding cuts mean resources are increasingly unavailable. It is no surprise that family relationships feature so highly in the list of issues causing distress to children”

You can see the full report by ChildLine here.

If you wish to speak to one of our specialist family lawyers about a specific issue, you can contact us on 01457 859123, or email enquiries@bakers-solicitors.com.

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