Relationship breakups where children are involved can be especially difficult and upsetting and require sensitive handling. In most cases, couples manage to work things out between them, and this is always our preferred option.  We will provide all the support you need, but if you   cannot reach a satisfactory agreement,  we will help you find the best legal remedy.

We advise on all issues including

  • Contact with children
  • Residence
  • Maintenance and other financial support
  • Disputes concerning schooling
  • Name changes
  • Adoption
  • Applications to move a child abroad

To talk to someone in confidence, please contact us.

“ I have nothing other than praise for all the help I received from Robert Sawers over the last few years, during what was a very difficult time for me. ”

“ Excellent service throughout, very patient, good information at all times, easy to communicate with – friendly. ”

“ Having Tim ‘on side’ during this traumatic episode made a real difference. He was a tremendous support but at the same time kept me focussed on the main objective, i.e. obtaining a sensible outcome. This, thankfully, we did achieve. ”

Mr & Mrs Smith

“ The Litigation team at MacDonald Oates were excellent! I had real confidence in the clear advice I was given and my case was skillfully handled throughout. ”

“ I was very pleased with the wonderful assistance as I am elderly and needed advice, and am very grateful for the help I received. ”

“ Absolutely exemplary as always! ”

” I was looking for a good legal company to look after my needs – I need look no further! “