Child Contact Orders are Court Orders meant to ensure that the non-resident parent, that is the parent with whom the child does not normally live, can have contact with the child, can continue to enjoy a parental relationship with, and exercise parental responsibility in respect of, the child.
While it all sounds simple in theory, in reality, things hardly ever are simple when it comes to Child Contact Orders.
Sorting out arrangements with your ex-partner in respect of your children can be a stressful and scary experience. There are a million and one questions that come to mind: who gets the child in a divorce; can I get a residence order; how long does a child arrangement order last; how to get a child […]
What are Non-Molestation orders? It’s an unfortunately common scenario for our family solicitors to see fathers face false or exaggerated accusations of abuse and violent behaviour, as part of divorce proceedings. As such, quite often, non-molestation orders become a weapon to be used against men in a divorce. A non-molestation order is an order preventing […]
With the UK entering the second year of disruptions caused by the Pandemic, NHS is now offering vaccination against COVID-19 for children aged between 12 to 17 years old. As children need parental consent for vaccination, this can cause friction for parents that have opposing views on vaccines in general, or the COVID-19 one specifically. […]
Every year, on the first working Monday of the year, family law firms see a significant spike in divorce enquiries, which has led to the day being dubbed ‘Divorce Day’. It is believed that the festive period is responsible for this phenomenon, with couples having had time to slow down and reconsider their lives/relationships, gaining […]
As the season to be jolly approaches, most have just one thought on their mind: family. We all know Christmas is about spending time with loved ones and making happy memories, but this can be complicated in separated and blended families. If you and your partner are separated and share children together, agreeing on child […]
Our family team is often approached by men seeking guidance on their rights as fathers. When it comes to child arrangements after a break-up, the myth still persists that fathers’ rights to have access to their children are somehow less important than that of the mother. This sort of mentality hurts not only the fathers, […]
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 999. A couple of weeks ago, I was speaking to a colleague who lives in New Zealand. It was the night the rugby-mad country lost the semi-final of the World Cup to England. My friend, who is a social worker commented “I know this […]
Parental Alienation is a real thing and is well recognised in the family courts as something that happens and is particularly harmful to the child. It skews the child’s ability to form any and all sorts of relationships and is not limited to the failed relationship with the other parent. It is emotionally harmful to […]
In this blog we will concentrate on the rights of separated fathers, who do not live with their children. Parents who do not live with their children, are known as non-resident parent. It is not to say that only fathers can be non-resident parents, however it is still more common for the mothers to be […]