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Guide to a Family Solicitor

There are many solicitors who undertake work in relation to family law. It is possible that by the time you feel that you need to contact a family solicitor, you will have already been through quite an emotional period. Therefore,…

Remote Hearings in the Family Court – Our View

It has now been a several weeks (and months) since the Covid-19 outbreak forced us all into a different way of working, and the Family Courts had to adapt – just like us all – to how hearings could take…

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…

Court Hearings and Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

As a consequence of the current epidemic and the paring back of essential services, a number of hearings in the Court’s diary have been adjourned – essentially, deferred to a later date when resources allow them to be considered. If…

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…

Increase in divorce due to self-isolation

The current situation caused by Coronavirus is ever-evolving and a constant source of conjecture, and for some, fear. As we know, the Prime Minister recently imposed measures for us all to remain in our homes except for specified, essential workers…

Prohibitive Steps Order

In this blog post I answer some of the most commonly asked questions about a Prohibitive Steps Order.

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…

Non-Molestation Order

In this blog post we look at what a Non-Molestation Order is, when you should apply for one and also answer the most commonly asked questions about them.

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