Category: Family Law

Grandparents’ Rights to Contact with Grandchildren

Grandparents’ Rights to Contact with Grandchildren

The role of a grandparent has become increasingly important in modern family life. When a family dispute comes in the way of that relationship, do grandparents have any rights to protect access to their grandchildren?...

child-support

What is Child Support?

Child support, also known as child maintenance, is the regular, ongoing financial contribution made by one parent to another in support of the everyday living costs of their child or children. Following the breakdown...

clean-break-order

What is a Clean Break Order?

A Clean Break Order is used to legally terminate future financial obligations or responsibilities between a couple that is divorcing or dissolving their civil partnership. They offer a legal way for parties to move on without...

fathers rights

Fathers Rights

When going through a separation which involves children, fathers are often unsure of their rights in terms of contact and access to their children. Under UK law, a parent’s rights regarding their children are...

housing rights

Housing Rights When Separating

Following a separation or divorce, the biggest asset you are likely to have is your home. Among the stresses of a separation, you will need to address legal position of you and your former...

no fault divorce

No Fault Divorce – What is it?

Getting a divorce can be an extremely difficult and emotionally charged time for all parties involved. Understanding how to get a divorce, and the basis upon which you can petition for no fault divorce,...

parental rights

What is Parental Responsibility?

When a relationship breaks down, the situation is always stressful. Add to that the breakdown of a relationship involving children, and the result is often an emotional turmoil which can skew the judgement of...

cohabitation agreement

Should You Create a Cohabitation Agreement?

More and more couples are using a cohabitation agreement to avoid the upset, disagreements and expense over who owns what and who owes what after relationship breakdown. Unmarried couples do not benefit from the...

prenuptial agreement

Should You Create a Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreements can be an important consideration for couples in many situations, such as where one or both partners are individually wealthy, are likely to inherit significant amounts or assets, or are remarrying. When...

common law marriage

What is Common Law Marriage?

Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as common law marriage in the UK. Whilst the term is often used colloquially to refer to cohabiting couples, common law marriage is not legally...

Family Law Litigant in Person: Family Justice Council Releases Guide

Family Law Litigant in Person: Family Justice Council Releases Guide

Cuts to legal aid provision have led to an increasing number of people appearing as a family law litigant in person, particularly in divorce cases. The Family Justice Council have released a new guide,...

Family Law Reform From the Queens Speech

Family Law Reform From the Queens Speech

The recent Queen’s Speech contained a number of key family law reform for various areas of the law. In particular, the speech unveiled a set of proposals aimed at reforming family law. The biggest...

Fathers Family Court: Do They Get a Raw Deal?

Fathers Family Court – Do fathers get a raw deal from the family courts? It is not uncommon for fathers to claim that social workers, Cafcass officers and Judges discriminate against men when deciding...

Family Law Changes: How Have they Fared?

This April marked the very first anniversary of the family law changes to the family justice system and it was classed as the start of a cultural revolution. There are still a large number...

Family Law Survey: The Challenges of Divorce at Christmas

Family Law Survey: The Challenges of Divorce at Christmas

A family law survey by national law firm Simpson Millar has revealed the complexities facing divorced and separated parents at Christmas time. The research showed that: 42% of newly separated parents cannot remain on...