Once an Adoption Order is made, any previous Contact Order made will cease to have effect. The law requires the court, when making an Adoption Order, to consider whether there should be arrangements for the biological parents, siblings or any other family members to have Post-Adoption contact. This will be considered on a case-by-case basis and more often than not, Post-Adoption contact with the biological parents will be post box contact four times a year as opposed to any direct face to face contact.
If you find yourself as a Respondent in an application for a Placement Order or Adoption Order, Duncan Lewis Solicitors have specialist solicitors who represent parents, family members and children within this area of law. A range of solicitors, trainees and caseworkers also speak a range of languages to assist clients where required.
Duncan Lewis is recommended by The Legal 500 legal directory for its specialism in all aspects of family and children law nationwide and cross-border. The Legal 500 applauds our family and child care solicitors to be a team of lawyers that are ‘friendly professionals who take their time to understand your case’. Duncan Lewis team includes Advanced Members of the Law Society’s Family Panel, and members of the Law Society Children.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors are able to provide legal aid, depending on the type of application that has made. Should you not be entitled to receive Legal Aid, then our Family Law team are able to discuss private paying funding options with you. A fixed fee may also be available for this matter and the costs to your case will be confirmed with you in advance.
For expert legal advice on all family and childcare matters, contact Duncan Lewis Solicitors on 033 3772 0409.