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Fields of practice
Representation of Children. In certain cases, the child may be represented by a lawyer and benefit from being heard by an impartial and independent party. This representation is generally beneficial since it highlights the child’s needs and wishes in a dispute that concerns him directly.
You wish to modify your children’s custody modalities. Depending on their age, your children can express themselves regarding their custody terms. Their desires will be taken into consideration, insofar as they correspond to their interests. After the age of 12 however, your children’s opinion will be a determining factor.
You wish to find your biological parents. Generally, adoption files are confidential. However, there are exceptions to this rule, in particular when the adoptee and the biological parent both wish to reunite. In this case, the adoptee may begin procedures as early as the age of 14. Otherwise, the adoptee will have the possibility to at least obtain a summary of the information contained in his/her medical file, from the day of birth to the adoption day, as well as any other available information on his/her biological parents, without having the possibility to locate or identify them.
Here is a summary of some our fields of expertise:
- Children’s rights
- Representation of the children in family disputes
- International Child Abduction
- Consent to care
- Emancipation of an adolescent
- Child support for an adult child