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Through his experience as a solicitor and equity partner in leading City of London commercial law firms, and successful involvement in all aspects of his own international matrimonial litigation, it became clear to him that the practise of family law would benefit from both the application of a psychological skill set (reflecting the underlying "subject-matter" of family law: individuals with their own psychological make-up, decision-making and coping strategies) and the very high levels of service demanded by commercial law clients.

The very successful outcomes enjoyed in his own litigation with the assistance of Gavin Emerson are now being replicated (and, indeed, exceeded) time and again for his own clients, confirming the merit of such a unique joint legal-psychological blueprint and the importance of an empathetic child-centric approach that can only come from personal experience.

Helping your Child's Mental Health

Helping your child's mental health

There's never been a more important time to discuss your child's mental health and as expert child law advice Guildford lawyers, we are best placed to help you with any issues you may be experiencing at this time.  It is far more acceptable and far easier to access help, advice and support for any mental health issues now than at any time before.

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Supporting your Children through the Divorce Process

Supporting your children through the divorce process

When considering a divorce, here at Gregorian Emerson Family Law Solicitors we understand the need for outstanding legal advice and as experienced divorce lawyers in Guildford, we are on hand to provide you with clear, expert advice combining our unique psychological approach and in depth analysis to really help us understand your dispute.

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Step-parents rights

Step-parents rights

If you are seeking legal representation, as a step-parent, for any family law Guildford issue then look no further.  As experienced family law solicitors we have many years of expertise in this area of the law and are best placed to help you and your family at this potentially difficult time.  We can help you to navigate your way though, advise you of your rights and answer every question you may have.

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Looking for help with a leave to remove London case?

Looking for help with a leave to remove London case?

If you are currently going through a leave to remove London/child relocation case and are looking for the very best in expert legal counsel to represent you, then look no further.  With many years of both personal and professional experience in this field, we really are best placed to help both you and you family with your unique circumstance.

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Planning contact handovers

Planning contact handovers

Managing your contact handovers can be a stressful time for many newly divorced couples, with a myriad of emotions still bubbling below the surface and it is likely to be the only time you will need to interact with your ex spouse post divorce.  As experienced child law advice Guildford lawyers we can help you to manage this situation successfully.

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Our most frequently asked questions and answers

Our most frequently asked questions and answers

 

As experienced divorce lawyers in Guildford we totally understand that the enforced lock down situation has had an impact on many families, not all of it favourable, with many couples now seeking our help.

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Issues of domestic violence

Issues of domestic violence

In the unfortunate event you find yourself as a victim of domestic violence, then our team of experienced Family lawyers in Guildford can immediately help to protect both you and your family from harm.  We believe that every single person, irrespective of sex, colour, religion etc. has the right to live without fear for their safety from anyone.

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Looking for help with a child relocation or leave to remove issue in London?

Looking for help with a child relocation or leave to remove issue in London?

If you are a separated parent facing a leave to remove London or child relocation case, then there really is no-one else you should choose to entrust with your families future.

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Helping your children through your divorce

Helping your children through your divorce

Here at Gregorian Emerson Family Law Solicitors we have many years of expertise in the field of child law advice Guildford and are well placed to offer you excellent, personal advice pertaining to your case.  In our experience no-one enters into a marriage intending to divorce a few years down the line, but it is an unfortunate statistic that around 1 in 3 couples will end up doing so.

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Trying to avoid a troublesome divorce experience

Divorce solicitors Guildford and trying to avoid a troublesome divorce experience.

When considering a divorce lawyers in Guildford it is essential to find someone who can offer you outstanding, professional and easy to understand legal advice.  Here at Gregorian Emerson Family Law Solicitors, we use our own unique legal and psychological approach, combined with in depth analysis to fully understand your dispute and deliver tailored advice pertaining to your individual case.

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Spousal maintenance

If you are seeking help with a spousal maintenance issue and need expert, friendly and reliable advice from a family law firm in Guildford, then we can help you. With many years of experience in the field of family law we are here to guide you through the process and make it as simple and stress free as possible for you. We can help advise you in all areas of family law, including child law issues, child relocation (leave to remove), divorce or civil partnership law, co-habiting agreements, spousal support, child maintenance and many more.

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Leave to remove Lawyers and your questions answered

Leave to remove Lawyers and your questions answered

If your relationship has irretrievably broken down and you are seeking prefessional advice from an experienced leave to remove lawyers, then look no further.  With many years of both personal and professional experience Gregorian Emerson Family Law Solicitors are best placed to help you with all your child relocation queries.

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What to do if your arrangements aren't working

What to do if your arrangements aren't working

If you are looking for leading legal advice and representation for any child law advice Guildford issues, then we are here to help.

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Looking for a leading divorce lawyers Guildford? Then look no further...

Looking for a leading divorce lawyers Guildford? Then look no further...

If you are considering a divorce it is absolutely essential you have access to outstanding legal advice and, as leading divorce lawyers Guildford, here at Gregorian Emerson Family Law Solicitors we pride ourselves on providing you with up to date and easy to understand legal advice. We use our own unique legal and psychological approach to gain an in depth analysis of your situation, enabling us to fully understand your dispute and be best placed to help advise you on the way forward.

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Dealing with domestic violence

Dealing with domestic violence

As experienced Family law Surrey Solicitors we are here to help if you find yourself suffering as a victim of domestic violence.

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Looking for help with leave to remove in London?

Looking for help with leave to remove in London?

As one of the leading lawyers in the field of leave to remove London cases, we are perfectly placed to help you with your case.

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Helping your child deal with a divorce or separation

Helping your child deal with a divorce or separation
Here at Gregorian Emerson Family Law Solicitors we specialise in all areas of child law advice and we understand how challenging a time it can be, for all involved, going through a separation or divorce. We have a wealth of expertise in this field of law and can help you with information and advice to help support both you and your children as you navigate your way through your personal circumstances.
 
We understand how going through a separation or divorce can stir up emotions that you are unfamiliar with, especially negative ones towards your soon to be ex-partner, or even the extended family.  Your children are very prone to picking up these negative vibes from either of you, which can lead them to feeling very confused and upset - they will frequently blame themselves for the break up too, so this needs to handled sensitively.
To help them:
Always make sure you are honest with them. You can tell them, in an age appropriate way, that you both still love them, even if you will no longer all live together and that changes will need to be made.
Make sure they understand that they are still very much loved by all parties.
Ensure you stick to any routines in place and try to ensure that whilst co-parenting, these routines will still be adhered to in each house to avoid confusion and create stability for your children.
Listen to them.  This is vital as they need to know that you are always available to listen to them when they have things they will want to discuss.  Make sure they know they can ask anything on their minds and that you will be open and honest in the answers.
Let them know it is okay for them to feel annoyed, frustrated or angry at times about the situation.
Never speak ill of your ex-partner infront, or in the hearing, of your children. This will lead to confusion with them as they still see you both as parents and love you both. They should never be forced to choose between you, or used as messengers or spies between you both.
One thing you will need to come to an arrangement about, sooner rather than later, is for child contact between both parents. These are called 'Contact Arrangements' and will lay out things like, where and who the child will live with (resident parent) and when/how often they see the non-resident parent. This should be discussed with the children front and centre of any decisions and not used for combative or 'point scoring' by the parents.  Children do far better when they have regular contact with both parents - obviously if there are safeguarding issues then this will need to be handled differently. It is far better for all concerned if you can come to a contact arrangement amicably between yourselves regarding contact, without the need to go to Court, as you know the children better than anyone and should be able to put their welfare and best interests first. If you are unable to come to a mutually agreeable arrangement then you would both need to attend mediation. Medition is held by a trained, independant professional who will listen and liaise between both parties. They are trained to ensure you both have a say in a calm manner and to help you both to put together a planned agreement, which is legally binding, that can work for you both. Sometimes unfortunately mediation doesn't work, usually because one parent refuses to attend for whatever reason (not advisable), or because an agreement is simply impossible to reach. If mediation hasn't succeeded in resolving the issue, then the next step would be for either parent to apply to the courts for a Child Arrangements Order.  This is a legally binding agreement that specifies who the child is to live with; who can have contact with the child; how often and for how long the contact visits are to be. All parties will have a chance to put their cases forward, but ultimately the decision will be the courts and they will always have the childrens welfare as their paramount priority.  If the divorce/separation is acrimonious, or there are mitigating circumstances, the courts may arrange for contact to be held in a contact centre. These provide a safe, friendly environment for parents or other family members to spend time with the children in a neutral environment where neither party has to meet. You are unable to apply straight to the court without having attempted mediation first, this is one of the reasons why it is important to attend any sessions which are arranged. Before you actually get to court, your family will be allocated a CAFCASS (children and family court advisory and support service) officer. Cafcass is an independant agency that looks after the interests of all children involved in family law proceedings. These officers will meet with all family members, including the children and assess any risks to the children. They will report their findings directly to the court and advise what they consider to be in the childrens best interests.
If you do have to go down the Court route it becomes more costly, lengthy and distressing for all involved. As experienced child law advice Guildford lawyers we are best placed to answer any of your child law queries you may have and help you through the process. We will explain all options open to you and help you to come to a mutully agreeable arrangement that works for all your family members.
The courts will always put the childrens welfare first, but they do understand that each family circumstance is individual and will judge each one on it's own merits. They will look at the case and when deciding on the issues of residence and contact they will take into consideration:
The child's age, understanding and character.
How each parent can meet the child's needs.
Has there been any previous issue of harm, or likely to be in the future.
The wishes of the child.
How any changes will affect the child.
Obviously none of the above is an exhaustive list, but you can contact us at Gregorian Emerson Family Law Solicitors and we can help to guide you through the process and advise you of any decisions you may need to make and any possible ramifications to them, prior to making them.
With many years of personal and professional experience in the field of child law advice Guildford we can help you to make the best decisions possible.  Call us today on 01483 826470.
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How Covid-19 affects your divorce

How Covid-19 affects your divorce

Unfortunately one of the side effects being experienced worldwide as a result of this covid-19 pandemic, is a significant increase in the number of divorces, directly linked and as a result of the current lockdowns being experienced.

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How Coronavirus affects Parental Contact

How Coronavirus affects Parental Contact

Family Lawyers Guildford and how Coronavirus affects Parental Contact.

At this unprecedented time we thought, as experienced family lawyers Guildford, we would clear up a few points regarding the current situation regarding parental visititaion through the present lock down situation.

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Leave to Remove London & Things to be Aware of

LEAVE TO REMOVE LONDON AND THINGS TO BE AWARE OF

If you are looking for a lawyer to help with a leave to remove case based in London then look no further. 

Here at Gregorian Emerson Family Law Solicitors we have many years of not just professional, but personal experience in this area of law and can help you with any concerns or queries you currently have with your own situation.

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