As the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown continues, we know that families across the country are facing new and prolonged pressures.
The family team at Hay & Kilner are still very much open for business, offering experience, legal expertise, as well as dedication, compassion and sensitivity to all of our clients.
We have decided that in the face of such unprecedented times, we are offering new clients requiring advice on a family or domestic violence matter a 15 minute free of charge consultation.
We can help you NOW.
Social distance rules mean we can’t meet in person but we are using a range of ways to talk to our clients – including telephone, video conferencing, Zoom & WhatsApp.
To make an appointment or speak with one of our family law experts, please call us on 0191 262 8231, or email any of our team shown on this page.
We are specialists in a number of areas of family law and we want to do our bit during these very difficult times to help families. We have therefore taken the time to set out some key points from the government and court COVID-19 guidance:
Child Protection cases are increasing in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic as schools and childcare providers have closed their doors.
Social workers are still visiting families where children are considered to be potentially at risk of serious harm.
Having a social worker involved with your children can be very worrying and confusing, and the family team at Hay & Kilner offer a sensitive, personalised, and hands-on approach to cases involving children’s services including;
*Child Protection Plans
*Child in Need Assessments
The government has published new guidance in relation to domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic:
CHILD CONTACT AND CO-PARENTING
For families with separated parents, agreeing child contact can be difficult in these times and a cause of conflict. Our family team solicitors are children panel accredited and also members of the North East Resolution Committee.
We are also specialists in assisting parents who are currently not having any contact with their child.
Families are always encouraged to try to resolve any disputes about children without the need for involving the courts, and even more so in the midst of a national emergency.
However, if required, the family courts are still open, operating hearings on a remote basis:
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
Our expert team can offer you the highest levels of legal advice and assure you of dedication, compassion and sensitivity at all times.
Please call us – free of charge, for a 15 minute consultation – if you feel we can help in any way. We will do our very best to help you.