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International Child Abduction To A Non-Hague Convention Country

by in Child Custody & Child Arrangements, Family Law

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 […]

How do the Courts determine who the children of the Family should reside with?

by in Child Custody & Child Arrangements, Divorce and Separation

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 […]

What rights do Grandparents have in respect of contact with their Grandchildren?

by in Child Custody & Child Arrangements, Family Law

The rights of grandparents to enforce contact with their grandchildren are extremely limited. Grandparents do not have an automatic legal right to enforce contact with their grandchildren. What does the law currently say about the rights of grandparents? It is usually always better to try and resolve such a dispute by way of an informal […]

Family and Private life and your right to remain in the UK

by in Family Visas & Spouse Visas, Human Rights Applications & Visas, Immigration Law & Immigration Rules

The Home Office has the ability to grant individuals in the UK with Discretionary Leave to Remain. Discretionary Leave to Remain is granted outside of the UK Immigration Rules under compassionate and compelling circumstances as well as in junction with the right to private and family life protected under Article 8 of the European Convention […]

Divorce: What will happen to my UK visa?

by in Divorce and Separation, Family Visas & Spouse Visas, Immigration Law & Immigration Rules

In this article we will cover the options available to those who are in the UK on a spouse visa and are undergoing divorce proceedings or have already concluded it. We routinely work with our colleagues from Family law department to design the best solutions for our clients who found themselves in a situation where […]

What does the case of Waggott v Waggott mean for homemakers in financial divorce proceedings?

by in Divorce and Separation, Financial Proceedings

Divorce can be an extremely challenging process for all parties, both emotionally and in terms of the legal procedure involved. One of the most sensitive and crucial aspects of a divorce, after children and childcare arrangements, is the arrangement of finances. If you have recently began divorce proceedings and are concerned as to the division […]

Am I eligible for the “Fast Track” Financial Remedies Procedure?

by in Divorce and Separation, Family Law, Financial Proceedings

The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018 are due to be implemented from 4th June 2018, the Rules are an amendment to The Family Procedure Rules 2010 currently enforce which will now be referred to as the standard procedure. The amendments to the current rules are primarily concerning a new ‘Fast Track’ procedure for financial remedy […]

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