When the relationship between parents breaks down, emotions can run high. Deciding with which parent a child should live and how much time they spend with the other parent can be a difficult discussion. Other issues that can arise include determining where the children should go to school, which religion they should observe or on an international level, in which country they should reside.
Assisting in reaching a practical, understanding and sensitive resolution requires a skilful, sympathetic and often creative approach. At Harold Benjamin Family Law we will listen to your concerns, consider with you the various alternatives in trying to resolve the issues in dispute and ensure you are fully aware of all your rights and options. In the first instance, we will try to assist resolving the dispute without recourse to court. We offer different methods of dispute resolution such as mediation as well as more traditional models of solicitor negotiation and as the last resort, the court process. We recognise that in having children together, a couple will be tied in some shape or form for the rest of their lives and that there needs to be a workable channel of communication. We also have experience of advising and representing wider family members, such as grandparents and other carers.
Our team at Harold Benjamin Family Law are all Resolution members with many years experience in assisting families in this situation. Roopa Ahluwalia is a former Law Society Children panel solicitor and has wide ranging experience in all aspects of law concerning children. Karen Weiner is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in the area of Private Children Law.