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Children’s Issues

How Do Courts Decide International Child Residence?

Date: October 1st, 2020 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  When parents live in separate countries, the concept of ‘habitual residence’ is pivotal to where the child will ultimately live. Establishing habitual residence is essential to the child’s wellbeing, sense of security and development. Settling the issue also provides clarity and certainty for both parents. In the context of an acrimonious divorce or separation… Read the full article

How does the law protect me and my family against domestic abuse?

Date: July 28th, 2020 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Domestic abuse takes many forms. It needn’t result in physical harm and can occur at any stage of a relationship, not just in the context of divorce proceedings. Men, women and children caught up in abusive relationships face considerable hurdles when attempting to remove themselves from the toxic situations they find themselves in. In… Read the full article

Legal Considerations For Older Parents

Date: November 18th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  An Indian woman has given birth to twins at the age of 74. The new mother has described it as the happiest time of her life. She and her 82 year-old husband have spent years living with the stigma attached to childlessness that still exists in their village in the state of Andhra Pradesh…. Read the full article

Can My Spouse Take The Children To A New Location Away From Me?

Date: May 18th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  We understand the fear and panic you may feel if your spouse threatens to move away with your children. You do have legal options available to you so it is always useful to seek legal advice at an early stage. At Brookman in London we deal with this issue regularly. Usually in one of… Read the full article

What Is A Mesher Order? 

Date: October 2nd, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The family home is often central to financial settlement negotiations during divorce. A Mesher Order is one way the courts and divorcing couples can deal with the property when immediate sale or transfer to one party is not appropriate. The name comes from a divorce case heard in 1973 in which a wife was… Read the full article

Parental Responsibility And Child Arrangement Orders Explained

Date: July 21st, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  When a relationship breaks down and there are children, their future wellbeing will be fundamental to any agreement or court order. Parental responsibility and child arrangement orders record living arrangements and other matters relating to a child’s welfare and upbringing.   What Is Parental Responsibility? The concept has several main aspects: Someone with parental… Read the full article

Section 8 Orders Explained

Date: April 28th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  When a relationship ends, working out arrangements for children is sometimes one of the most sensitive aspects of the separation to resolve. When a court decides any issue relating to a child’s upbringing or the management of his or her affairs it must make the child’s welfare the paramount consideration. This is known as… Read the full article

International Residence Orders – Children Always Come First

Date: December 6th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Many of the divorces we deal with have an international aspect. The issue of child residence sometimes becomes more complicated when parents live in different countries. This is particularly the case when one or both parents have entrenched views on where the child should live. Tabloid coverage throughout 2016 of the dispute between Madonna… Read the full article

Appeal against contact order granted

Date: April 20th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A father’s fight to maintain contact with his son came a step closer recently, it was revealed in Family Law Week, when he won a second appeal against a case which originally saw all contact restricted between the man and his son. In the original case heard in February last year at the Family… Read the full article

Family Court contact order decision criticised

Date: April 8th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Family Law Week recently commented on an appeal following a case whereby a Family Court judge had failed to address safety concerns regarding a child and instead, decided to make no contact order “other than as agreed between the parties”. The case in question involved a couple who had two children – a boy… Read the full article


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Joanne Chidwick 09/11/2020

I wanted to send a deeply personal thank you to Henry & the team at Brookman’s who have helped me through a very difficult time in my life. They have given me a truly personalised service & been incredibly sympathetic and supportive all the way through the process. I cannot thank them enough & would not hesitate in recommending them to others.

Karuppiah CT 18/10/2020

Mr Brookman was very thorough, professional and spot on. He understood my requirements, the complexities of the case and has dealt with it superbly. I'm very pleased with the service provided. Thanks very much.

Mohamed Ashraf Rashid 16/09/2020

Divorce is not very easy and sometimes one doesn't know what to do but when you have the right people dealing with the matter than it makes it easier.

I was recommended to Henry and initially I was hesitant to use a lawyer for my divorce matter purely because of the costs but in certain circumstances, it is better to go for it. It may seem costly but one doesn't have a choice.

The initial appt gives one an opportunity to hear the lawyer out and then to ask questions relevant to one's case.

The service was great - Thank you

Yesima Hamid 04/09/2020

I want to highly commend Brookman Solicitors firm. I had the privilege of getting very thorough and sensible advice from their solicitor Jennifer Douglas. I don't have enough praise for her. She made me feel at ease and 'got me' and understood very well all the issues and her advice was on point. I felt she had my interest at heart in all the different matters. She was very accommodating and willing. She truly made a difference. She has great insight and I truly recommend her and the firm. They are very professional with the human touch.

Roohie Mahajan 16/08/2020

I am so happy that I hired their services. I am from India and it was my international divorce case. My ex husband is in the UK. I had a free telephone conversation with Henry Brookman and I was so satisfied that without even meeting him I was so confident. My case was handled in the best way possible.

He is probably the one of the best lawyers in the world. He is extremely competent, professional, intelligent and empathetic. The only lawyer who genuinely work to help you rather than making money. He is a very experienced lawyer and he saved me so much money. He is so calm and kind towards his approach. He is the most genuine person I have come across.

I just came to London once to attend my hearing. My husband and his solicitors made it so complicated. My ex husband has to spend double the amount of legal fees than me. This is the difference between hiring a good experienced lawyer. Their fees might be expensive but good lawyer will make you save money at the end. Finally at the end I won the case and my husband has to pay all my legal fees without me travelling to the UK. I will always be eternally grateful to Henry Brookman and Brookman Solicitors. I am falling short of words to praise them.

I highly recommend their services. Keep up the good work.