At AMD Solicitors our dedicated family team provide advice, in confidence, with understanding and sensitivity.

When children are involved, we can advise on parental responsibility, residence and contact orders.

“Parental responsibility” means all the rights and responsibilities a parent has in relation to a child. The only exception to this is where the child was born after 1 December 2003 and the father is named on the child’s birth certificate. In these circumstances the father will have parental responsibility. It is usually straightforward for a father to acquire parental responsibility either by agreement with the mother or through an application to the court

Data from the Office for National Statistics indicates that in 2007 in households with dependent children, 77% were married or cohabiting couples and 23% were lone parents. Of the lone parents, 20% were lone mothers and the overwhelming majority of absent (non-resident) parents were fathers. It is estimated that there may be as many as 30% of absent fathers who have no contact with their children. Sadly, there will also be many grandparents who lose contact with their grandchildren.

We can help make contact arrangements on behalf of parents, step-parents, guardians and grandparents that are safe and appropriate for the children.

What our Clients say

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“AMD Solicitors excelled in looking after us on a recent residential property sale in Bristol. They were friendly, attentive, efficient, and supportive throughout. We have also worked with AMD on commercial leases, and I thoroughly recommend them to anyone needing a reliable solicitor in Bristol”

Mr B, August 2023

08/08/2023
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“I recently let a new commercial premises by way of lease reassignment. The transaction turned out to be more complicated than I would have hoped. Nick Middleton was diligent throughout, the team kept me updated and any queries were quickly answered.

My final bill was less than I expected, I cannot fault the service received. Well done all at AMD, I’m very happy to recommend”.

 

28/12/2023
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“Thank you to Grant McCall, Laura Lynn and AMD Solicitors for the conveyancing work you recently carried out for the purchase of our house.

Your team were incredibly efficient and quick to get the process started, and as first time buyers who hadn’t been through the process before, were consistently patient and helpful in answering our numerous questions. Likewise, we were also very grateful for the advice and guidance Laura and her team gave to us about matters which we otherwise wouldn’t have considered or even known about.

As testament to the service provided the sale went through without any issues, and we have been very happily living there since, the perfect home for my wife and I and our small baby who arrived a short time after completion.

Since moving in, I have recommended AMD to a number of other friends, all of whom have been equally impressed with your service, and I will continue to do so. I look forward to working with yourself and AMD for all of our family matters over the years.”

06/11/2023
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Jo Morris

Director and Head of Family Department

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Victoria Hancock-Pritchard

Family Solicitor

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