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Divorce law blog

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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Child Arrangements and Overseas Travel


14/05/2015   By: Sarah Eley
The summer holidays are fast approaching! What could be better than jetting off to enjoy some sun, sand and sea with your nearest and dearest? Unfortunately, in terms of child arrangements, this is not always as simple as it might seem. And depending on whether or not you have a child arrangements order, the rules you need to follow are different.

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Rights, duties and responsibilities of parents


27/04/2015   By:
When your relationship breaks down, you may be asking what exactly are your responsibilities towards your children? The answer has been spelled out by the Family Court in a recent, damning judgement* involving parents who both had parental responsibility for their two children.

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We're all going on a summer holiday


03/07/2013   By:
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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Government consultation on shared parenting


13/06/2012   By: Caitlin Jenkins
Today the Government has launched a consultation on whether the Children Act 1989 should be amended to enshrine shared parenting in law.

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