Guardianship is an important aspect of Scottish child law. A guardian is a person appointed by the court to make decisions on behalf of a child in relation to their welfare, education, and property.
Guardianship can be granted to parents, grandparents, or other family members, and can be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis.
Our child law solicitors have extensive experience in guardianship matters and can provide guidance and support throughout the process.
Child protection is a key aspect of Scottish child law. The government has a duty to ensure that children are protected from harm and abuse. This includes the ability for the government to intervene in cases where a child is at risk of harm.
Our child law solicitors have extensive experience in child protection matters and can provide guidance and support throughout the process.
Our family lawyers provide services in the areas of Wishaw, Motherwell, and Shotts. We understand the importance of providing legal services that are easily accessible for our clients.
Our solicitors regularly attend meetings and courts in these areas, and also conduct online hearings at our Bellshill office.
Under Scottish child law, parents have legal responsibilities towards their children.
These responsibilities include providing for the child’s maintenance, education, and welfare. Our solicitors can provide guidance and support to parents in understanding and fulfilling their parental responsibilities.
Maintenance is an important aspect of Scottish child law. Parents have a legal obligation to financially support their children. This can include paying for the child’s accommodation, food, clothing, and education.
Our family lawyers can provide guidance and support in matters related to maintenance, including drafting agreements and representing clients in court.
Our team of child law solicitors are specialists in Scottish child law. We have extensive experience in all aspects of child law, including custody and parenting arrangements, child protection, guardianships, and maintenance.
We pride ourselves on providing a professional, compassionate, and client-centred service.
We understand that dealing with child law matters can be stressful and overwhelming. That’s why we offer a free initial consultation to all new clients.
During this consultation, our child law solicitors will discuss your case with you and provide you with advice and guidance on the next steps to take. This will give you the opportunity to understand your legal rights and options without any financial obligation.
The Lanarkshire Council provides a range of child law provisions to protect the rights of children and young people in the area. These include the provision of care and protection services, including emergency/short-term accommodation and ongoing housing, as well as advocacy and legal services.
The Council also has responsibility for the Children’s Hearing system, which provides a means of resolving disputes between parents and their children, or those of other families.
In addition, Lanarkshire Council is responsible for providing advice and guidance to children and young people on issues such as education, health, housing and finances. Finally, the Council is responsible for overseeing childcare provision and ensuring that appropriate standards are met.
Children in Lanarkshire are protected by a number of laws that are specific to their age and status. The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 is the main piece of legislation that outlines the rights and responsibilities of all children in Scotland, and applies to those living in Lanarkshire. Additionally, the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (Enforcement of Parental Responsibilities) Regulations 1998 and the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (Secure Accommodation)
Amendment Regulations 2000 provide additional legal protection for children in Lanarkshire. These regulations cover matters such as the involvement of the local authority in the care and welfare of children, enforcement of parental responsibilities, and secure residential accommodation for young people in need of special protection.
Legal aid services are available for children and families in Lanarkshire, Scotland. The Lanarkshire Council and Health Board offer free legal advice, representation, and assistance to children and families who cannot afford to pay for legal services. The Lanarkshire Council and Health Board’s legal services are available to help with family law issues, such as adoption, guardianship, and child protection. They provide advice and legal representation in court, including child welfare hearings, family court hearings, and other proceedings. Additionally, the Lanarkshire Council and Health Board offers free advice and support to those who are considering legal action, such as making an application to the court, or pursuing a legal dispute. If you need legal aid services for a child or family in Lanarkshire, please contact the Lanarkshire Council and Health Board for more information.
Parents in Lanarkshire have a number of rights related to their children. These include the right to be informed about and consulted on decisions made by education and health providers in relation to their child. Parents also have the right to participate in their child’s education and to be consulted about any proposed changes to their child’s educational placement. Additionally, Parents have the right to be heard in the process of child protection, and the right to be informed of any proposed changes to their child’s care. Finally, parents have the right to access information and services relating to their children, including health and education services.