Local members of the family justice body Resolution have welcomed new research which shows most people back a change in the law to give cohabiting people more rights. Currently, cohabiting couples have few or no rights in the event of a relationship breakdown meaning that unlike married couples there is no mechanism for splitting assets.
Adoption (Including Contested Adoption)
We are specialists in all aspects of children’s law and have a team of four family law solicitors who have the knowledge and expertise in the legal aspects of adoption and are qualified to offer bespoke advice to assist you.
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At Machins, we can help you understand the complex rules relating to the adoption of a child. We take pride in providing comprehensive and personal advice on adoption law matters, guiding you through all the legal aspects of the process.
Adoption is the legal process by which a child or a group of siblings who cannot be brought up within their birth family become full, permanent and legal members of their new family.
An adoption order ends the parental responsibility of any person or local authority and gives the adopters sole parental responsibility for the child.
Such an order is arguably the most serious order the Family Court can make and there is a strict process that is to be followed where a number of legal issues can arise.
What is a Placement Order?
A placement order gives the local authority permission to arrange for a child/children to go and live with a prospective adoptive family. This is, which is sometimes called placing a child. Once settled the child/children are considered as being placed for adoption.