Children & Parental Disputes

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When a couple decides to divorce or separate, one of the most pressing concerns for parents is how their children will be affected. We understand the importance of your child’s welfare and will work hard to ensure their best interests are paramount when decisions are made.

It’s always best if arrangements for children can be agreed rather than being imposed by a judge. We recognise that resolving the arrangements for children can be a very emotional and difficult experience. Our lawyers have the skills and experience to guide you through all options and help you reach a solution that’s best for you and your children. We recognise that in some situations it may be necessary to issue an application at court to protect your children or to enable decisions to be made about where they live and how much time they will spend with each parent and possibly other relatives. All our solicitors have significant advocacy experience and knowledge of the court process to enable them to advise and assist when this is appropriate.

We are committed to providing our clients with a service that is highly personalised and tailored to your individual needs. We aim to provide you with pragmatic, affordable advice and assistance on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Disputes over arrangements for the children
  • Financial considerations, including issues surrounding maintenance, capital payments and housing needs
  • Paternity issues
  • Parental responsibility, especially concerning single fathers
  • Name changes, schooling and any other concerns you have about your child’s future.

We are friendly and approachable and will always work to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your children.

Contact us today if you would like more information about our services.

Middlesbrough: 01642 252828

Darlington: 01325 389800

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Client Testimonials

Sarah was impressive

I can’t thank Sarah Bailes and her colleagues for their work dealing with my divorce and child access enough. Their knowledge and attention to detail was impressive and the way they explained things clearly made what I thought was going to be stressful situation very smooth and tolerable.. I can’t recommend enough and would like to thank Sarah personally for all her hard work and understanding, I’m glad I’ve got Macks on my side.

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Rob Burton
Darlington

I dont believe any other Solicitors could achieve what Mathew Lockey did

I had given up hope of ever getting a divorce as my ex wife had refused to divorce me and was living in another country but after 10 years of trying I contacted Macks and spoke with Matthew Lockey who said he would try and trace her and serve the divorce papers. After two attempts and the first lock down he managed to trace her to her address and serve the papers and not to forget Brexit which is an unbelievable miracle and one which myself and my family are truly grateful for. I honestly don’t believe any other solicitors could achieve this and now I can move on with my life and thanks again to Matthew and his team for such brilliant work and dedication, also I would like to say that his rates are very reasonable for the high standards of work that he does not that there is a price on happiness.

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Chris
Darlington

justice was served – thank you !

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Family Department for the excellent and robust defence you and your team put in place for my divorce. Thanks to your expertise and prowess, my case not only saw the light of day, but was won. Justice was served. Your dedication, your attention to detail and diligence made this all possible. You and your staff believed in me and my situation, and did not leave my side, but remained steadfast through it all, even when it did not look promising. It has been a journey of your legal team’s selfless service and to me an experience of life time. Thank you so much.

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Aicha Diarrassouba

Excellent service throughout

Karen Young assisted me with my Divorce and from day 1 it was very apparent that client care was her Number 1 priority. Excellent service throughout the last +4 years from Karen and her team.

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Mr Flood

I’m glad I’ve got Macks on my side

I can’t thank Sarah Bailes and her colleagues for their work dealing with my divorce and child access enough, their knowledge and attention to detail was impressive and they way they explained things clearly made what I thought was going to be stressful situation very smooth and tolerable, can’t recommend enough and would like to thank Sarah personally for all her hard work and understanding, I’m glad I’ve got macks on my side

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Mr Burton

I would definitely recommend

Excellent support provided during my divorce. Clear guidance along the way, highlighting any risks. My solicitor was very helpful, always provided a prompt response to email or telephone calls. I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs support in a divorce.

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Client

Such brilliant work and dedication

I had given up hope of ever getting a divorce as my ex-wife had refused to divorce me and was living in another country. But after 10 years of trying I contacted Macks and spoke with Matthew Lockey who said he would try and trace her and serve the divorce papers. After two attempts and the first lock down he managed to trace her to her address and serve the papers, and not to forget Brexit which is an unbelievable miracle and one which myself and my family are truly grateful for. I honestly don’t believe any other solicitors could achieve this and now I can move on with my life and thanks again to Matthew and his team for such brilliant work and dedication. Also I would like to say that his rates are very reasonable for the high standards of work that he does not that there is a price on happiness.

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Chris

Fast and easy divorce

Brilliant, I was able to get a fast and easy divorce even throughout lockdown. Thanks again.

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Lauren Holmes

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