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Covid vaccine and child custody: what to do when you disagree?
Covid vaccine and child custody: what to do when you disagree?

Category: Child Custody & Child Arrangements

Covid vaccine and child custody: what to do when you disagree?
14th January 2022 Rakhi Singal
Covid vaccine and child custody: what to do when you disagree?

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. […]

Divorce day 2022: Will the blame game end for UK couples?
6th January 2022 Louise Goldby
Divorce day 2022: Will the blame game end for UK couples?

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 […]

All I Want For Christmas is You – Christmas Contact Arrangements: The Knowhow
29th December 2021 Nicole Mitton
All I Want For Christmas is You – Christmas Contact Arrangements: The Knowhow

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 […]

Fathers rights: Successful child residence application
11th March 2021 Rakhi Singal
Fathers rights: Successful child residence application

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, […]

Why Domestic Abuse Spikes Over Christmas
3rd December 2020 Rakhi Singal
Why Domestic Abuse Spikes Over Christmas

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
18th June 2020 Seema Kansal
Parental Alienation

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 […]

Fathers Rights: Non-Resident parent
5th May 2020 Eylem Kara
Fathers Rights: Non-Resident parent

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 […]

Coronavirus lockdown: co-parenting and child contact
25th March 2020 Rakhi Singal
Coronavirus lockdown: co-parenting and child contact

With the government implementing stricter rules in respect of social distancing, many who are in co-parenting arrangements are worried that these uncertain times will damage their hard-won rights to have contact with their children. Below, we look at what the rules of lockdown are and how they relate to the rights of both fathers and […]

Coronavirus #COVID-19 Update – Divorce and Family law
18th March 2020 Rakhi Singal
Coronavirus #COVID-19 Update – Divorce and Family law

COVID-19 outbreak situation is constantly developing and with each day bringing new measures to combat the outbreak and new restrictions to our day to day lives, the levels of uncertainty in public grow. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by worry and concern in such a situation, in particular if you are already traversing a difficult […]

Why Domestic Abuse Spikes Over Christmas
22nd November 2019 Rakhi Singal
Why Domestic Abuse Spikes Over Christmas

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 […]

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