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The impact of contested court proceedings on children

Shelley Cumbers
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The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (NFJO) has recently published a research paper outlining children’s experience in contested private law court disputes. These are court proceedings between separated parents regarding the child arrangements,...

Beware the Bank of Mum and Dad: following divorce

Melanie Loxley
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As a family lawyer, I see many cases where one of the parties have received a significant sum of money from their parents; often when buying a home.  Unlike a mortgage however, money that comes from “The Bank of Mum and Dad” is not...

Can I change my child's name?

Shelley Cumbers
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Parents involved in a relationship breakdown will often have lots of questions to ask surrounding the arrangements for their children, including how to manage their day-to-day care, how to deal with child maintenance and how to organise where the children...

Litigation misconduct: costs in family cases

Melanie Loxley
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There is a general rule in family law that each party bears their own costs.  As with most rules however, there are exceptions! One such exception is litigation misconduct. If it is found by the court that a party has been guilty of litigation...

COVID-19 vaccines for children: when parents disagree

Claudia Hubert
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With the announcement that the COVID-19 vaccination is being rolled out to children as young as 12, separated parents may face difficulties in deciding whether their child will be vaccinated. This week, the BBC has reported that 370,000 children are...

2021 Domestic Abuse Update

Karen Johnson
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2021 has seen the government continue to make significant changes within the legal landscape involving family law and particularly Domestic Abuse.  To date, domestic abuse has been largely treated in a piecemeal fashion which, at least in part,...

Increase in children applications

Karen Johnson
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The term “private law children matters” is used to describe disputes involving private individuals (usually parents) regarding children. The issues in dispute might include: where children shall live how much time children should spend with...

Cohabiting couples - have you thought about the future?

Shelley Cumbers
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The number of couples choosing to cohabit is growing faster than the number of marriages.  Over the coming weeks, many couples may wish to take advantage of the recent extension to the stamp duty holiday by pooling their financial resources to ...

Is it possible for someone to lose parental responsibility?

Karen Johnson
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Parental Responsibility is the term used to describe the responsibilities that a person may have in relation to a child and securing that child’s welfare. It covers the right to make decisions about: medical care,  religion,  education...

The importance of relationship agreements

Shelley Cumbers
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There are several ways in which written agreements are significantly important for families, particularly in respect of property, financial and children issues.  Whether you are entering into a new relationship, purchasing a home together, moving in...

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