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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 […]

Child Custody & Child Arrangements
Family Law
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 […]

Child Custody & Child Arrangements
Domestic Violence & Domestic Abuse
Family Law
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 […]

Child Custody & Child Arrangements
Divorce and Separation
Family Law
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 […]

Child Custody & Child Arrangements
Divorce and Separation
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 […]

Adoption and Surrogacy
Child Custody & Child Arrangements
Divorce and Separation
Family Law
Financial Proceedings
RVS Solicitors News
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 […]

Child Custody & Child Arrangements
Family Law
8th November 2019 Eylem Kara
Fighting for access to your grandchildren

Access to your grandchildren may seem as something natural that you should be entitled to. This, however, is not always the case. The negative impact of divorce on children is well established, but what is often less acknowledged is the effect on grandparents.  Grandparents may be left feeling powerless during the divorce process as the […]

Child Custody & Child Arrangements
Family Law
5th April 2019 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
International Child Abduction To A Non-Hague Convention Country

The story of Edinburgh father, Jodie Smith, makes for harrowing reading.   Mr Smith met Thai national Jintra Jummaimuang while he was travelling in Thailand in 2006.  After she became pregnant four months later, they both decided to move back to Britain, where their son, Joleon, was born as a UK national.  The couple later married […]

Child Custody & Child Arrangements
Family Law
19th February 2019 Dr Lusine Navasardyan
Love Don’t Live Here Anymore: Can I relocate to the EU with my children following a divorce?

Theresa May has suffered yet another crushing defeat in the House of Commons by 303 votes to 258 after seeking MPs’ backing for her approach to renegotiating her withdrawal agreement with the EU after the House of Commons emphatically rejected it last month.  This latest fiasco paints a sorry picture for the United Kingdom.  The […]

Child Custody & Child Arrangements
Family Law
9th October 2018 Rakhi Singal
Non-resident parent – what are my rights?

Experiencing a divorce can be an especially bitter and difficult experience which can at times become distressing where there is a Child Arrangement Order in place as one parent will need to accept the decision that their child/children will not be able live at their place of residence. It is, of course, possible for parents […]

Child Custody & Child Arrangements
Family Law