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Family issues


Adopting a child is a hugely worthwhile but at times daunting process.  If you are at the earliest stage of exploring adoption, there may be questions you would like to ask to help you make informed decisions. 

The Mortons and the Frasers

It’s a family affair. Parents. Grandparents. Assorted sons, daughters, their partners, and kids.

Equal parts joy and mayhem. Our personal relationships, welfare and business, seamlessly managed together. There’s nothing quite like the modern family. A smarter, happier future starts here.

Benefits we bring

You may already be further on in the process, and seeking legal representation in adoption proceedings.  You may be a relative or carer seeking advice about your relationship with the child, and about parental responsibilities and rights.

Our team is unique in that it includes solicitors who have undergone secondments within the childcare team of a local authority and we have acquired considerable expertise in permanence order applications.

For those seeking to adopt a child who is subject to a permanence order, we understand the  process that has already taken place in respect of that child and we can guide you through the next steps.

Our approach to fees

If you are at the earliest stage and looking for advice about the adoption process, we can offer a fixed fee for an initial meeting to discuss your situation. Throughout the process, we will provide you with a clear indication of the likely fees based either on hourly rates or on an agreed scope of work.