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Divorce law blog

What is parental alienation?


04/06/2019   By: Claire Molyneux
To coincide with International Parental Alienation Day (25 April 2019), the charity Families Need Fathers has petitioned the government seeking to make parental alienation a criminal offence. But what is parental alienation and should it be made a crime?

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Working together to ensure children use the internet and social media safely


22/05/2019   By: Hannah Wilson
Increasingly, there is a huge amount of research about the impact of social media on children. For example, the House of Commons published a report in January 2019 about the impact of social media and screen use on young peoples’ health.

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I know my ex and I arguing is upsetting our children. What can I do?


30/11/2018   By: Claudia Gilham
here are very few separations between parents that are entirely argument or conflict free. Moving from a family in which two parents live together, then deciding to separate and ultimately moving on independently from each other whilst continuing to co-parent effectively and support your children takes time, commitment and a willingness to work together. Here are my five top suggestions for working through this difficult time.

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Resolution Good Divorce Week 2018


27/11/2018   By: Amy Starnes
This week is Resolution’s annual Good Divorce Week. This year the focus is on how separating parents can improve their communication in order to minimise the impact of conflict on their children.

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What about my child’s views – are they taken into account in mediation?


10/10/2018   By: Hannah Wilson
One of the many advantages of mediation is that it gives you the flexibility, time and space to discuss your child, future arrangements for them, and any difficulties they might be experiencing. This could range from where they go to school, to how they share their time between their parents, to whether they attend their classmates birthday parties, and who buys the birthday presents. You can set your own agenda in mediation, and discuss anything that is relevant to your child and your role as parents.

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DivorceHotel – what’s it all about?


22/05/2018   By: Alison Bull
Let’s be honest, it doesn’t sound like the most joyous of places to take a relaxing holiday, does it? “What are you doing this weekend?” “Oh, I’m just taking a short break at the DivorceHotel.” You can imagine the response.

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Are you ready for divorce or separation? It’s allegedly the time of year when many of us find out ...


22/01/2018   By: Alison Bull
You may be sure you want a divorce, or unhappy with your marriage and can’t see another way forward, or on the receiving end of this from your partner, and don’t believe there are any issues in your relationship, or can see that there are issues but don’t know what to do about them or are faced with a partner who is not motivated to do anything about them.

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My ex and I don’t agree on medical treatment for our child – What can I do?


03/07/2017   By: Sophie Whitehead
The law only requires one parent with parental responsibility to provide consent for medical treatment for a child. However, in practice, where parents both have parental responsibility but are in disagreement, a doctor is unlikely to want to go against one parent’s express wishes. So how can this situation be resolved?

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Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme


16/08/2016   By: Sara Hanna
Last week, the Institute of Family Arbitrators (IFLA) launched the Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme, offering individuals the opportunity to resolve disputes in relation to parental responsibility and other private law issues about the welfare of children through arbitration.

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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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