Children Law


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 […]

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Parental Rights non-biological parents

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 […]