Children


Child Arrangements and Coronavirus

During these difficult times, many parents will be worried about the impact that the Coronavirus is having on existing child arrangement orders and future hearings. Our blog acts as guidance only and not for your specific case. The overall message is to follow Government guidance, act sensibly and contact us for further advice on 01792 468684. The main question – can I have contact with […]


New year, new Will?

More than half of British adults have not made a Will. Of those who have, many have not updated their wills for some time, which is reflected in the soaring number of inheritance disputes heard in the High Court.  It is a task which most of us put off yet it is one of the simplest steps you can take to ensure your family is […]


Child contact over the Christmas period – the season of goodwill?

Before we know it, Christmas will be upon us. If it is your first family Christmas during or following divorce or separation from a partner, we understand that it can be a particularly difficult time. Here are a few tips to help avoid any difficult disputes: Approach the subject of Christmas contact with the child’s parent as soon as possible. Try to put an agreement […]


National Grandparents Day – Contact and Rights

National Grandparents Day falls on Sunday 6 October this year, highlighting the fact that sadly, up to a million grandparents lose contact with their grandchildren every year, mostly due to family breakdowns – and whilst most people expect grandparents to have the legal rights to see their grandchildren, those rights are in fact limited. Grandparents bring so many important qualities to a relationship, the value of which […]


What are Grandparents’ rights?

It’s the time of year when unfortunately, we see a rise in divorce cases. In amongst the angst between separating couples, the grandparents involvement in a child’s life can be momentarily, if not altogether, forgotten about. Grandparents bring so many important qualities to a relationship with their grandchildren, the value of which should not be underestimated. However, grandparents’ rights are often over-looked when a relationship […]


A Guide to Grandparents’ Rights

Grandparents bring so many important qualities to a relationship with their grandchildren, the value of which should not be underestimated. However, grandparents’ rights are often over-looked when a relationship ends, leaving them to face the heartbreak of losing contact with their loved ones.   Sadly, up to a million grandparents lose contact with their grandchildren every year, mostly due to family breakdowns, and whilst most […]


The Rights of a Non-Biological Parent

What are your rights as a non-biological parent?  Following a recent discussion, the rights of a non-biological parent were brought into question. As it is becoming increasingly common for couples to divorce and remarry, the likelihood of a step-parent becoming involved in the upbringing of the child is extremely high. Parental rights for a step-parent are often unclear, especially if the relationship with the child’s […]


Changes to Child Maintenance

-By Helen Phillips   As from the 30th June 2014 charges have been introduced for people applying to the Child Maintenance Service. All new applicants will be charged a one off application fee of £20.00. There are some exceptions to this. The fee will not be charged to applicants who are victims of domestic violence and have reported this to an appropriate person or organisation […]