Children Disputes Solicitors

Disputes between parents and relations over children can be painful, and need to be resolved as soon as possible for the benefit of all involved - especially the child at the centre of these disputes. 

The family law solicitors at Clough & Willis can advise on all child-related disputes, including: 

  • Child access, contact and custody disputes
  • Child benefit disputes
  • Child support and child maintenance disputes
  • Child abduction cases, or instances of children being taken abroad 

We are family law specialists accredited by Resolution, and can provide compassionate and child-focused services in all cases. No matter the circumstances, we will help you to bring your dispute to the fairest possible resolution, putting the needs of the child above all else. 

To speak to us about a child dispute or child support case, call Clough & Willis on 0800 083 0815, or fill out the online enquiry form on the side of this page to request a call back at your convenience. 

How we can help

At Clough & Willis, our family law team has considerable experience in helping our clients to resolve parental disputes, delivering a professional and sensitive service during what can be a distressing time for all involved. 

Our child custody dispute resolution team will assess all of the facts of the case and provide clear-minded legal guidance, divorced from the high tension and emotions that can surround circumstances like these. We will then counsel the relevant parties on the best option going forward. 

We understand that reaching a mutually acceptable or amicable agreement may not always be possible due to the emotive nature of the situation, but our solicitors are dedicated to ensuring that the needs and circumstances of all parties are taken into consideration before helping you find a solution that is fair, and will best serve the needs of vulnerable children first and foremost. 

Our services

Clough & Willis can offer support and representation under a wide range of circumstances. 

For example, we can advise you on the appropriateness of referring the dispute to a mediator, as an alternative to court proceedings, or whether a family arbitration or collaborative law approach may be more beneficial. If required, we can also represent parents and grandparents in court. 

Additionally, we advise and represent parents on applications to the Court for Prohibited Steps Orders (eg, to prevent one parent taking the child abroad) and Specific Issue Orders (eg, to deal with changes to a child's surname, or to handle disputes over their medical treatment, education, religious upbringing, etc). 

If you are contesting a ruling on child maintenance payments, our family law experts Lee Marston and Marie Whittaker will provide legal advice and information on all child support and maintenance-related queries. 

For more information on child disputes, check out our dedicated guide to parenting disputes, or our guide to child support cases. 

Get in touch

Speak to us today to find out how our family law team can help you resolve a parental dispute or another conflict over children in a way that’s sensitive and effective. With offices in Bolton and Bury, we are easily accessible and can provide the expert guidance you need. 

Call us on 0800 083 0815, or fill out the online enquiry form on the side of this page to request a call back from a member of our family law team.  

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What Our Clients Say

I am so pleased with how Mr Macwilliam handled my case. He was extremely helpful and patient with us. I would recommend him 100% to anyone who needed a solicitor.

Mr Ashfaq

We used Clough & Willis because we believe Chris Macwilliam is the best solicitor in his field within the Bury area possibly within the Manchester / North West area. We would highly recommend Clough & Willis to family and friends.

Mr Smith

I would like to say I am extremely grateful to all at Clough & Willis. I enjoyed the fact that I could ring at any point and speak to Mr Macwilliam and always be given his full co-operation and time. I was never rushed to finish the call! I would also like to add, Mr Macwilliam kept me so up to date with my case, I always felt in the loop, I almost felt like I was the only client and felt the service was very personnel! Thank you and all the best!

Ms Broadbent-Davies

I greatly appreciated Mr Macwilliam's handling of my claim. His expertise made the whole process so easy for me and I am highly satisfied with the outcome. Many thanks.

Mr Addy

Christopher Macwilliam was excellent throughout my claim. He listened carefully and always kept me up to date. Everything was handled in a highly professional manner and I cannot speak highly enough of Chris and the company as a whole.

Mr Saunders

Mr Macwilliam has been very patient as my husband is dyslexic, some things needed explaining a few times and in other ways so Alan could understand. The interim payments were a huge help while the claim was going through.

Mrs Bonney

I was pleased with the professional and efficient manner with which my claim was dealt with. It was an unusual claim / incident but Mr Macwilliam put time and effort into understanding the dental side of the issue. I am very pleased with the outcome.

Mrs Johnson

Mr Macwilliam dealt with my case exactly how I had hoped. He was extremely professional throughout and always kept me up to date with the progress that was being made.

Mr Leech

I am writing to express our gratitude for all your hard work in securing a very good payment for the accident.

Mrs Plaskett

This was the second occasion that Chris Macwilliam has helped me to settle a problem. I have always found him to be very professional, patient and an extremely good listener. If I require the services of a solicitor in the future I would definitely contact Clough & Willis. I have recommended the firm on numerous occasions.

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I was very happy with the service I received at Clough & Willis. Everything was explained clearly and patiently and each request I made was dealt with efficiently. I am happy with my outcome and would definitely recommend them to friends.

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