Step parents and grandparents

The Stephens Scown family team is independently ranked as the best solicitors for children and family law in the region.


Step parents can play a huge role in the lives of their partner’s children, just as grandparents can in the lives of their grandchildren. They form close bonds and expect to enjoy a long and loving relationship within the family. Yet do they actually have any legal rights?

If this is an issue that’s worrying you – for instance, if you’re being denied access or your concerns are being ignored – there are positive steps you can take.

Talk to someone who understands

Our team of specialist lawyers cares deeply about every aspects of family issues, and is dedicated to protecting rights and resolving seemingly complicated situations.

This means you can sit down with somebody who is approachable, very knowledgeable, and highly experienced in helping to find solutions. Somebody who appreciates your concerns, and can guide you on the different options that will help you maintain your links with the children you love.

Call us, and stay in contact

Get in touch, and let us show you how we can help you maintain contact. Our team of family lawyers is ranked as the best in Devon and Cornwall by Chambers and The Legal 500, the two leading independent legal guides.

We’re also members of the Law Society’s Children Panel and the Law Society’s Family Panel and accredited Resolution Specialists in children’s matters.

Whatever expertise it takes to achieve a successful outcome, you can rely on Stephens Scown to help.

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