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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…

How To Manage Co-Parenting During Lockdown

During these unprecedented times, with lockdown continuing and uncertainty about how or when it will cease, it may be harder than ever to co-operate with an ex-partner over contact with your child(ren). In these circumstances, how to manage co-parenting during…

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…

Child Arrangements and Lockdown: What You Need to Know

There is a lot of confusion surrounding child arrangements and lockdown and what should and shouldn't be done. Let's take a look at the most commonly asked questions. Firstly, separated parents of children in dispute over the child arrangements broadly…

Contact visits during the Covid 19 restrictions

There has been much confusion over the past couple of weeks in relation to child contact visits during the Covid-19 restrictions. The Government has confirmed that where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be…

Child Maintenance

In this blog post I talk about child maintenance and hopefully answer the most commonly asked questions about it.

Parental Responsibility

Parental responsibility (also referred to as PR) is considered by some as something of a hazy concept, difficult to clearly explain, but we all know what it is when we see it.

Sorting parental disagreements outside Court

Is court the most appropriate option for parental disagreements in relation to children? - Not always. When I first qualified as a solicitor nearly 25 years ago the Children Act 1989 had recently come into force, reforming the way the…

A Guide to Co-parenting

Moving from being part of a married couple and working together as a family to being separated parents who are attempting co-parenting can be hugely challenging, particularly if relationships between the parties have broken down or are difficult. Inevitably divorce causes…

Summer Holidays

With the school summer holidays now upon us, perhaps it is worth reflecting on how the law deals with children going on holiday with your ex-spouse.  Where a court order is in place (governing whom the child should live with…

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