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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 […]

Child arrangements
Family Law
Fighting for access to your grandchildren
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 arrangements
Family Law
International Child Abduction To A Non-Hague Convention Country
5th April 2019 Rakhi Singal
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 arrangements
Family Law
Love Don’t Live Here Anymore: Can I relocate to the EU with my children following a divorce?
19th February 2019 Rakhi Singal
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 arrangements
Family Law
Non-resident parent – what are my rights?
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 arrangements
Family Law
Child maintenance obligations of parents following divorce
22nd August 2018 Rakhi Singal
Child maintenance obligations of parents following divorce

Divorce can be a messy and difficult process to endure and the process can be even more complicated in cases where children are involved. The family court regards the well-being of any child extremely seriously and undertakes their duty to protect children competently and properly. In accordance with the Children Act 1989, a child’s welfare […]

Child arrangements
Family Law
16th August 2018 Rakhi Singal
Taking your children to overseas holidays after divorce

Finalising a divorce can be an extremely difficult and emotional process to endure. It is a relief once this process is over and both parties can move forward with their lives separately. However, when children are involved in the process, this can be difficult and there are certain rules and regulations that must be followed […]

Child arrangements
Family Law
How do the Courts determine who the children of the Family should reside with?
8th June 2018 Rakhi Singal
How do the Courts determine who the children of the Family should reside with?

Having to deal with residency arrangements during divorce proceedings can be a very difficult time. The Family Court has always encouraged parents to reach an agreement without assistance from the court. However, in circumstances in which parents are unable to agree on where their child should live, the court can be asked to decide on […]

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