relationship


What are your rights as a non-biological parent?

As it is 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 parent has ended. It is only natural to develop parental instincts when spending a large portion of time in a child’s upbringing. However, […]


Cohabitation figures on the rise

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirm that the number of cohabiting couples in the UK has risen by over 25% in the past 10 years. Cohabiting couples are now the fastest growing family type in the UK. Living together as a couple before marriage is now quite common, but unmarried couples must appreciate that they are not protected by the law in the […]


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 […]