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Tips for Surviving the festive season when separated

Tips for Surviving the festive season when separated

We know that going through a divorce or separation can be stressful at the best of times, but over the festive season emotions can run very high, especially when there are children involved.

Do grandparents have a right to contact with their grandchildren?

Do grandparents have a right to contact with their grandchildren?

 

When a couple makes the decision to divorce, the breakdown of the relationship can have far-reaching consequences. Unfortunately, grandparents of any children of the relationship can suffer and even be prevented from seeing their grandchildren as often as they would like. However, there are certain actions grandparents can take to secure their relationship with their beloved grandchildren and in this article, we look at some of the solutions to a very sensitive legal problem.

Child maintenance: What happens if a parent doesn’t pay?

Child maintenance: What happens if a parent doesn’t pay?

Under a child maintenance arrangement, child maintenance is usually paid by the parent who does not have day-to-day care of the child or does not usually live with the child. If this payment is not forthcoming, the receiving parent could launch a civil legal claim.

Child vaccinations and what happens when the parents disagree

Child vaccinations and what happens when the parents disagree

All child vaccinations in the UK are voluntary and therefore parental consent must be given prior to the vaccination.
Court reform gives stronger protection for victims and witnesses

Court reform gives stronger protection for victims and witnesses

Vulnerable victims and witnesses will no longer have to appear in court under new plans to roll out pre-trial evidence sessions.

Adoption of children in care to be an increased priority

Adoption of children in care to be an increased priority

A proposed new law will make “life-long stability” a priority for children in care and will mean that courts and councils always pursue adoption when it’s in a child’s interest.
Children & Separation Guide

Children & Separation Guide

Getting through a divorce or separation is hard at the best of times but is often even harder when there are children involved in the relationship. Use our helpful guide for tips on explaining the situation to the children.

Woman gains permission to see father’s adoption information

Woman gains permission to see father’s adoption information

In a recent ruling, the Courts gave a woman permission to look at the court files on her late father’s adoption so that she could identify her grandmother. Toby Netting of local law firm Banner Jones Solicitors said, “The Family division’s ruling is ground breaking and sets a precedent for future cases to reveal family secrets”.