Helping Kinship Carers

Paul Norton Family Solicitors, Luton

Has the Local Authority asked you to take on care of a child relative and become a kinship carer?

Confused about the process and the different types of support and court orders available?

Perhaps you have already been caring for a child relative for some time, but you are in financial difficulty and don’t know what support should be available from the Local Authority?

Let us help.  As Care Solicitors, we see many kinship carers in these situations and we understand how confusing the lack of available advice and information can be. We offer support to kinship carers and we are legal adviser for kinship carers.

Why choose Paul Norton Solicitors to act on kinship matters?

Our dedicated and helpful team will assist you and if necessary fight your case, helping you to negotiate and mediate where possible;
We have a fully qualified solicitor, who has in excess of 10 years’ experience;
Free initial telephone consultation with our solicitor to assess your case;
We are very proactive in progressing cases as quickly as possible and undertake most of our correspondence by email, considerably speeding up the process;
Legal Aid is still available in some Kinship cases and we can advise if Legal Aid is available;
Competitive rates and fixed fees are available if you cannot apply for Legal Aid.

Paul Norton Solicitors can offer you sympathetic, constructive advice at this difficult time. Based in Luton our Child Law Solicitor is experience in dealing with cases of this type, so you can be sure that we can provide you with the knowledge and support that you need to resolve your case.

Paul Norton is a member of Resolution, and we therefore encourage settlement of cases in a non-confrontational way where at all possible. That does not mean that we will not fight your case in court if this is needed.

Following the Government’s cuts to Legal Aid, we also offer competitive fees in Child Law Applications. We charge an hourly rate of £170 plus VAT for the work of a fully qualified Solicitor with over 10 years’ experience. Free initial consultations over the telephone are offered by our Solicitor, who will be able to assess your case and provide a fee estimate. We also offer fixed fees for attending court with you.

We have set out some frequently asked questions below, but would always advise that you seek your own independent legal advice, particularly when involved in court proceedings, even if it is suggested to you that you do not need to do so. Taking on the care of a child relative is a serious commitment and you need to be properly informed of the implications and the best route for your individual needs.

Call us first for specialist kinship carer advice by Luton Solicitor at Paul Norton & Co.

Call now: 01582 494970.

Or contact us via our website contact page and we will call you back.