Category: Family Law

parental-rights-300x200

What are Parental Rights?

Disputes can arise when separated parents disagree on what is best for their child, which is why it’s important to understand your rights as a parent. Having parental rights over a child enables you...

16-year-old-rights-against-parents

16 Year Old Rights Against Parents

Your parents or carers are responsible for making sure you are safe and well usually until you reach the age of 18. This is because the law states that until you reach this age,...

parental-rights-for-fathers

What are Parental Rights for Fathers?

Parental rights for fathers are determined largely by whether the individual has ‘parental responsibility’. Parental responsibility is not always an automatic right for fathers, and without it, a father’s legal rights in relation a...

how much is child maintenance

How Much is Child Maintenance?

The framework for assessing, collecting and enforcing child maintenance payments is set out in the Child Support Act 1991. Under the Act, both separated parents of a qualifying child are responsible for the financial...

what-is-child-maintenance

What is Child Maintenance?

If you have separated from your partner, you may have concerns about who is now financially responsible for the every day living costs of your child (or children). This guide will help you to...

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?

Understanding your rights in relation to parental responsibility is the first step in ensuring you are involved in making important decisions in your child’s upbringing relating to their health, welfare and education. We look...

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...