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Divorce law blog

What happens if my ex breaches a child arrangements order?


15/02/2017   By: Claire Molyneux
What can you do if the court has made a child arrangements order (CAO) relating to your child but your ex is not complying with it?

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Surrogacy and Separation


25/11/2015   By: Rose-Marie Drury
Putting your children first is often parents' first priority when separating. A few months ago I wrote about the impact surrogacy arrangements have on legal parenthood. So, what happens when intended parents of children born through surrogacy then separate?

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Listening to your children ..... #children first


24/11/2015   By: Alison Bull
Most parents who separate are worried about how their children will cope. You may feel very guilty that you haven’t been able to stop your relationship breaking up. Whatever the reason for the break up, and even though in the long-term it maybe the right thing for the family, its very likely that your children will not want it to happen.

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Protecting your right to be a parent in surrogacy arrangements


23/06/2015   By: Rose-Marie Drury
Having a baby through a surrogacy arrangement can often be a long and difficult journey for intended parents. It’s important to ensure that at the end of that journey your legal position as parents is protected. It’s estimated that up to 2,000 children are born each year to UK intended parents through surrogacy – the vast majority are born overseas in places such as India and California where commercial surrogacy is permitted. However, many intended parents are unaware that they need to apply for a parental order from the English court to become legal parents and last year only 241 applications were made for these essential orders.

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The Scottish Referendum – what happens if Scotland “divorces” the UK?


18/09/2014   By: Sue Brookes
Those in the “No” camp have made it clear that a yes vote today will mean a divorce for Scotland and the rest of the UK and that it will not simply be a trial separation. A permanent separation will inevitably have a huge impact on all aspects of political and economic life, but what impact will it have on the laws surrounding family separation and breakdown?

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In Denial? Differing perceptions of the effect of divorce on children.


22/01/2014   By: Sebastian Allen
The latest netmums.com report paints a pretty bleak picture of the hidden damage that divorce has on children. The statistics show that parents going through divorce are not as aware of the impact on their children as they first thought.

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We're all going on a summer holiday


03/07/2013   By: Anna Sutcliffe
At this time of year families everywhere are starting to think about going away on their summer holidays. For separated parents this isn’t always straightforward and we often receive enquiries from parents who disagree over taking their children abroad.

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Hints & tips for sorting the summer school holiday arrangements for children


30/04/2013   By: Caitlin Jenkins
Agreeing arrangements for children over the long summer holidays can be difficult for separated families. Here are a few tips to think about when trying to agree those arrangements.

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How should you share your children’s care after you separate?


02/04/2013   By: Anna Heenan
There are lots of myths about how you and your partner should share the care of your children after you separate. For example, a lot of people wrongly assume that courts are biased towards mothers. More recently, there have been suggestions, again wrong, that the Government is going to change the law so that children split their time equally between their parents. So how do you deal with care of your children after you separate?

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Relocation, relocation, relocation


20/02/2013   By: Rose-Marie Drury
The decision to move abroad is never an easy one and it’s all the more difficult if you are separated and there are children involved. If your former partner has parental responsibility then you need their consent or permission from the court to move your children abroad. You will need to take a whole list of factors into account and plan very carefully.

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