Secure The Best Interests Of Your Child

Secure the Best Interests Of Your Child or Children

Child Law in Scotland can cover a wide range of issues including Residence, Adoption, Access and dealing with Children’s Panels and Education issues. Our solicitors at Lanarkshire Law Practice based in Bellshill are vastly experienced within those areas. We are best placed to those residents in Lanarkshire, Motherwell and Hamilton to offer the very best in legal advice as well as offering practical advice and support to you.

Residence/Contact/Specific Issues

The Law governing issues in reference to the care of youngsters is that the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. This law gives parental rights and responsibilities to all or any mothers, married fathers and a few unmarried fathers provided their child was born after March 2006 and their name has been entered on the child’s certificate. The law takes the view and approach that it is better for children if their parents can make joint decisions in reference to their welfare. However, if disputes arise and can’t be resolved by the parents then the Courts will intervene and Orders are going to be made.

Children’s Panels and Adoption

Unfortunately, sometimes parents for a spread of reasons; be it social issues or the child’s behaviour, struggle to care properly for his or her children. In these cases, the State will intervene to make sure that these children are properly cared for. We have considerable experience within the conduct of children’s hearings in Hamilton Sheriff Court and Airdrie Sheriff Court. We work throughout Scotland, however, we concentrate within Lanarkshire and cover all major towns such as Bellshill, Motherwell, Airdrie, Coatbridge and Hamilton.

Information on the local courts

Hamilton Sherrif Court – Address Sheriff Court House, 4 Beckford St, Hamilton, Scotland  ML3 0BT – 01698 282957 

Hamilton Sheriff Court is a significant example of civic architecture and is of outstanding importance because of its fine neoclassical design and 1886 interior decorative scheme.

Airdrie Sherrif Court – Graham St, Airdrie, Scotland  ML6 6EE – 01236 751121

Airdrie Sheriff Court building houses five Courtrooms, all of which are situated on the ground floor. The building was built in 1969 and replaced the older building which was built in the 19th Century.

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