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ARE SOCIAL SERVICES INVOLVED WITH YOUR FAMILY? GET IMMEDIATE LEGAL ADVICE

Posted 21 January 2019

 Social Services cannot remove your child without a Court Order or your consent. You may be asked by Social Services to consent to your child being removed from your care.

You should Contact Jackson Quinn Solicitorsnot give your consent without seeking urgent legal advice.

We have expert family child care Solicitors at Jackson Quinn based in Nottingham and across Nottinghamshire who can help you and your family. We are unlikely to advise you to give consent to your child being removed from your care and we will advise about your options.

 

Social Services can become involved with a family for a number of reasons. If social services become involved they may convene a Child Protection Conference, a Public law Outline Meeting (PLO) or issue Court proceedings. Expert legal advice from a child care Solicitor will help you understand the process and we can advise you about all aspects of social services involvement with your family.

 

If there is a meeting with social services we will arrange to meet with you prior to the meeting to discuss your concerns. We can attend Child Protection Conferences and PLO meetings with you and advise you throughout the process.

 

If court proceedings are issued, they can be complicated and difficult to understand. We can represent you at court and advise you at each stage of the proceedings.

 

If there have been injuries to a child we can advise you about whether expert evidence is needed and make any necessary applications to court on your behalf.

 

We have an emergency contact number – 07765779334 where you can get urgent legal advice on social services involvement, court proceedings and child protection matters at any time. The number is a 24 hour number that you can call or text.

We offer FREE ½ hour initial advice appointments.

For more information please visit our website at www.jacksonquinn.com/care-proceedings-and-social-services/

By Telephone :

Emergency out of hours 24 hour helpline : 07765 779334

Newark: 01636 610175
Nottingham office: 0115 9487811
Mansfield: 01623 277101
Retford office: 01777 703111
Worksop office : 01909 480066

By E-mail : admin@jacksonquinn.com

Author: Rebecca Wimble

Rebecca Wimble is a Partner  and Solicitor based at our Nottingham Office. She is a member of Resolution and accredited by the Law Society Children Panel.

 

 

 

MORE LEGAL AID SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

Posted: 3 December 2018

Are you a victim of domestic abuse? At Jackson Quinn we can advise and assist you about obtaining  protection for you and your family.

 

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, sexuality or background. Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to: coercive control (a pattern of behaviour such as intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence); psychological and/or emotional abuse; physical or sexual abuse; financial abuse; harassment and stalking; online abuse.

 

If you are experiencing domestic abuse from a partner or relative we can advise you about your options, which may include sending a warning letter to your ex-partner or relative, or making an application to court for a Non Molestation Order and/or Occupation Order. Please visit our website go to www.jacksonquinn.com/family/domestic-violence for further information

 

On 8 January 2018 changes to legal aid came into effect. Legal aid is available to people involved in family disputes if they are victims, or at risk of being victims, of domestic abuse or a child is at risk of harm. To qualify for legal aid a person must provide evidence of the abuse and a list is provided by the Legal Aid Agency of acceptable evidence. Prior to 8 January 2018, there was a time limit on the evidence of abuse of 5 years. There is no longer a time limit on such evidence and the range of documents accepted as evidence of abuse has been widened to include statements from domestic violence support organisations and housing support officers.

 

We hope this means that we will be able to offer more support and assistance to victims of domestic abuse.

 

We offer FREE 1/2 hour advice appointments where we will assess your eligibility for legal aid.

 

We have Solicitors in our family team who are Resolution Accredited Specialists in domestic violence and we have strong links with Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid.

If you need advice we offer 1/2 hour free advice appointments and fixed fee packages. We can also assess your eligibility for legal aid. Please contact us via the website or at one of our offices for further information:-

By Telephone :

Emergency out of hours 24 hour helpline : 07765 779334

Newark: 01636 610175
Nottingham office: 0115 9487811
Mansfield: 01623 277101
Retford office: 01777 703111
Worksop office : 01909 480066

By E-mail : admin@jacksonquinn.com

Author: Rebecca Wimble

Rebecca Wimble is a Partner  and Solicitor based at our Nottingham Office. She is a member of Resolution and accredited by the Law Society Children Panel.

 

 

 

 

NO-FAULT DIVORCE 

Relationship break down

At Jackson Quinn we welcome the news that the government are to launch a consultation on no-fault divorce.

As members of Resolution we aim to try and resolve matters as amicably as possible. Members of Resolution must follow a Code of Conduct that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems.

The current law in England and Wales means anyone in England and Wales seeking a divorce must rely on one of five facts to prove their marriage has irretrievably broken down. They must prove that either their partner is at fault through adultery, desertion or unreasonable behaviour, or alternatively, if both sides agree, they can issue the proceedings after two years of separation. Otherwise, they must wait until they have been separated for 5 years.

The government’s proposals would provide for a single ground for divorce of irretrievable breakdown and would end the requirement that that be evidenced by one of five facts.

At Jackson Quinn we find that for clients to have to base a divorce on fault makes it difficult to resolve family problems constructively. Although we always do our best to encourage and support clients to resolve matters by agreement and through compromise whenever this is possible. A no-fault divorce would help separating families minimise arguments and conflict.

Posted: 10 October 2018
Author: Rebecca Wimble

If you need advice on divorce proceedings we offer 1/2 hour free advice appointments and fixed fee packages. We can also assess your eligibility for legal aid. Please contact us via the website or at one of our offices for further information:-

By Telephone :

Emergency out of hours 24 hour helpline : 07765 779334

Newark: 01636 610175
Nottingham office: 0115 9487811
Mansfield: 01623 277101
Retford office: 01777 703111
Worksop office : 01909 480066

By E-mail : admin@jacksonquinn.com

Rebecca Wimble is a Partner  and Solicitor based at our Nottingham Office. She is a member of Resolution and accredited by the Law Society Children Panel.

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