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I want to move away with my child - do I need permission?

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If you are separated from a child/ren's parent or legal guardian, and you decide to move away, you should obtain the consent or permission from everybody who has parental responsibility in respect of that child. Parental responsibility (PR)...

Can The Family Court Order Any Support To Promote Contact Arrangements?

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If there is no agreement between parents as to the contact arrangements with a child or children, an application can be made to the Court for a child arrangements order under the Children Act 1989. The Court may seek to regulate a child's living...

Business Assets and Divorce

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Divorce is seldom an easy process, but difficulties are compounded when there is a business or a company involved. There is no standard formula for calculating an appropriate financial provision upon divorce and the Court's approach is to calculate and...

Enforcement of an Order: What Happens If An Order Made By The Family Court is Ignored?

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At the conclusion of family court proceedings, whether that concerns divorce, a financial remedy or children, a final order will be made by the court. This order may reflect an agreement that the parties themselves have reached between them, known as a...

High Net Worth Divorces

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Going through a divorce , the dissolution of a civil partnership or a separation can be extremely stressful and is likely to have a long-lasting impact on you and your family. This is particularly the case if you're going through a high net worth...

Who is a Legal Parent and Who has Parental Responsibility?

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Parental responsibility means all of the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authorities that a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property by law. This is enshrined in law by section 31 of the Children Act 1989. A person with...

Surrogacy and the Law

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Surrogacy is the process by which a child is carried through pregnancy by a woman who has entered into an arrangement before she started to carry the child, with the intention that at birth, the child and parental responsibility for that child will be...

Same Sex Divorce and Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

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The breakdown of any relationship is always difficult and a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership is rarely painless. Same sex females are twice as likely to divorce than same sex males but there is no clear explanation as to why but in any...

Marriage breakdowns could head for their own lockdown

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The easing of lockdown may have been the catalyst for the announcement by billionaire Bill Gates and his wife that they were heading for divorce and separate lives, with data from Google showing a surge in searches for divorce guidance as restrictions were...