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Surrogacy: An Overview

Surrogacy is when a woman carries a baby for someone else who is unable to conceive themselves. There are many reasons why someone may consider surrogacy.  This includes recurrent miscarriages, repeated failure of IVF, premature menopause, serious risk to health…

Child Arrangements – Frequently Asked Questions

When clients come to us because of a child arrangement dispute, it is often the first time that they have needed a family law solicitor or experienced any form of interaction with the Court. It is therefore understandable that they…

Making Child Arrangements: What Are the Steps?

When a couple separate, it is never straightforward and matters can quickly become contentious, even if you are both trying to keep things as amicable as possible. However, it is important that when making child arrangements, they are sorted as…

Child Arrangements & Going to Court: What to Expect

We are only too aware that, even when everyone is trying to resolve child arrangements amicably, sometimes an application to the Court needs to be made for a Child Arrangements Order. We understand that making a Court application in itself…

Most Common Child Custody Outcomes

Following divorce or separation, it is natural for parents’ first thoughts to be directed towards future arrangements for their children. Many separating families will be uncertain as to what options are available to them and how they can be implemented.…

How to create a Parenting Plan

Divorce and separation are painful for everyone involved – particularly children, who need support, love and good relationships with both parents. Settling a dispute about the arrangements for your children can be hard to do – it is inevitably a…

Case analysis – Re Q (A Child) [2020] EWHC 1109 (Fam)

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, (hereafter referred to as the President) recently handed down judgement in an appeal from a private law children decision. The judgement was handed down on 6th May 2020 and below is…

Co-Parenting When One Parent Has Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

There is still a lot of uncertainty around the current Covid-19 outbreak, but the risk of catching the virus has not gone away completely, so how do you navigate co-parenting if one parent has Covid-19 (Coronavirus)? Firstly, let's looks at…

How Coronavirus will affect split families

Separated parents who share the care of their children may be understandably concerned about their child’s safety, health and well-being during the current outbreak and may be wondering how Coronavirus will affect split families. Many children of separated parents are…

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