Children Matters

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Dawn Baker | Partner

Family & Divorce Law

Hi I'm Dawn Baker, I'm a partner in the family team at Forbes, by now you will have been able to look at the website so you can see the areas which we cover but why would you come to Forbes.

Well we're friendly and we're approachable, we know what we're talking about and we have been specialists for over 25 years.

I personally am trained as a collaborative lawyer and that means keeping things out of court rather than going to court. We can tailor things to your particular problem and offer you a direct solution.

So if you think we can help you then contact us. Thank you.

Often disputes arise within families regarding where children should live, for example upon parents separating, or whether the children should have contact with the parent that they don't live with. A family disruption can have a huge impact on the wellbeing of a child, so it's important that these situations are handled professionally and with care. Forbes Solicitors have a dedicated team of specialist Child Care Law Solicitors who can help you get the result you're looking for.

At Forbes Solicitors we can help any family member whether you are a parent, grandparent, guardian or other family member or friend. We cover a wide range of issues and can offer expert advice on some of the most difficult cases. We're dedicated to ensuring you get the end result you deserve and can support you throughout this difficult time when dealing with a minor's circumstances.

Areas of Expertise

There are a number of different issues that may require legal assistance and we're able to offer services on matters such as:

  • Child Arrangements, formerly known as Residence and contact
  • Parental responsibility
  • Removal from the country
  • Child abduction
  • Paternity disputes
  • Change of name deeds

In many situations, legal cases can be resolved without the need for Court Proceedings and at Forbes Solicitors we will make every effort to do so. We are always mindful of the fact that cases involving children are particularly sensitive and complex. We want to do what's right for all parties involved, especially when the wellbeing of a child is at stake.

Forbes Children's Law Services

At Forbes our Family, Divorce and Children Law Solicitors are here to help you in any way that we can. Whether you simply require some straightforward legal advice, a document or letter to be sent or, if necessary, Court Proceedings can be issued.

We offer our private paying clients the option of our tailored service or, for more straightforward cases, a fixed fee service. We also offer advice on some areas for those who qualify for Legal Aid. We understand that Court Proceedings can become quite costly, which is why we're certain we can propose the right advice so you can get things moving as soon as possible.

How we can help

If you're looking for expert legal advice for Child Care, Forbes Solicitors can help. To get in touch with one of our team, call us today on Freephone 0800 689 1058 or email us through our online contact form. If you prefer to speak to someone in person, call in to one of our offices in Blackburn, Chorley or Preston.


22 Dec 2016


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