As a result of the unique skill set between Richard Gregorian (Principal Solicitor) and Gavin Emerson (mental health specialist), we have an unrivalled ability to understand and incorporate into our clients' cases all issues relating to alcoholism and drug/other addictions. This enables us to formulate a strategy for agreement/mediation/litigation in the most effective way for our clients to succeed in achieving their objectives whilst the relationship between the parent concerned and the children may continue with appropriate safeguards, if it is safe to do so.
Without such "in-house" mental health expertise, it is very likely that one or more of the following outcomes will occur:
Where the primary symptomology of alcoholism or other addictive behaviour is denial and secrecy, our joint legal and psychological approach is particularly effective to ensure that the "truth" of the addiction is demonstrated to the court and other child-centric agencies, whilst the best outcome for the children is secured.
These dangers are avoided in the approach that we take to such matters. Our joint legal and psychological approach not only maximises the chances of demonstrating alcoholism or other addictive behaviour prior to the defensive and inflexible behaviour associated with the appointment of a court-appointed expert but also enables us to speak the same language as any mental health expert who may be appointed.
A selection of articles are set out below. Please also consult the section on Mental Health.
Contact Gregorian Emerson Family Law Solicitors
Based in Guildford, Surrey and London, if you have a family dispute that needs resolving, we are here to help and look forward to your call. Please contact us on 01483 610 766