The creation of life breeds responsibility from birth, while the child carries no knowledge or understanding beyond that which is seen and heard.

After centuries of silence, the Children Act 1989 gave those of a minority age the first legal right to ask that their emotional, physical, environmental, material, spiritual and educational needs be met.

Despite this landmark achievement, adult relationships and marriage often fail to sustain the family model, which leaves the children alone to manage their inner lives and absorb the fallout of divorce or separation.

“The child, for the full and harmonious development of his or her personality, should grow up in a family environment, in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.”


Inevitably the law makes its entrance and solicitors begin to negotiate child arrangements, contact rights, shared residency and where the alternative is continued domestic abuse or worse, foster care placements loom into view.

However, history shows that success lies not in aggressive litigation or countless hearings, but thorough progressively balanced communication, which is exactly where we shine brightest.

By shouldering the needs of the children and the pain of the parents, we can safely navigate the legal terrain with an eye on costs and an outcome to leave everybody valued, validated and respected, while working hard to keep integrity intact throughout.

So when BLACK LETTER LAW is the solution you need, you’ll know exactly what to do next.