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  • Lisa Dave - Family Law, Wills, LPA and Probate
    Why do you have to re-register the birth of your child?
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    Why do you have to re-register the birth of your child? There are two reasons as to why you would do this: – To add the name of the father onto the birth certificate, whether by choice or due to a Court Order; If the parents have married since the birth of their child. Point… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Should children always have contact with both parents?
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    Should children always have contact with both parents? Justice Peter Jackson has recently reached a conclusion that a transgender mother (the children’s birth father) should only have very limited indirect contact with her five children due to the pressure and disapproval of the ‘ultra-orthodox community’ in which they live as a result of her transgender… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Mediation to agree child access
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    Access to children and agreeing how to move forward is a challenging aspect of any separation or relationship breakdown.  Most commonly it if fathers looking to ensure that they are able to maintain a relationship with their children, but there are times when it is the father as the primary carer and we are experienced… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Budget cuts threaten child contact centres.
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    Contact centres provide a safe and neutral place for parents to see their children. Contact centres are not just for when there are safeguarding issues to consider i.e domestic violence, but are also widely used when there has been a long gap since the parent has seen the child and the bond needs to be… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    The effect of divorce on children
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    A survey by Netmums shows that the effects of divorce on children can often be far more severe than parents realise.   Significant effects were listed as the following: A third of the children described themselves as devastated by their parents break up 1 in 12 children felt their parents had let them down or… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Children and contact – keeping in touch
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    Strangely many separated parents undervalue the role they have to play in the development of their children. Naturally children aren’t easily able to express their disappointment in parents who are unreliable, fail to attend at all or don’t interact with their children in ways that are useful to the child. Children often end up expressing… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Is it Sex Discrimination to require working mothers to work early or late shifts?
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    Yes, says the Employment Appeals Tribunal in a recent decision that could see thousands of women with a right to refuse to work very early or late shifts where they have the primary responsibility of looking after children. The Equality Act 2012 requires women not to be discriminated against at work on the grounds of… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    School Holidays – The kids may love them but what about the parents?
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    A new study suggests that whilst the children were enjoying the lack of school and the freedom to play in the sun or rain, the summer holidays are placing more strain on parents’ marriages than any other time in the year. Financial stress on top of the necessity to balance work and childcare during the… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Stay in Contact – why divorced parents should keep in contact with children
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    Recently published survey results from the United States seem rather predictably to confirm that the children of divorced parents suffer security issues in their later lives and poor parental relationships when they grow up if reliable and civilised contact is not maintained with both parents. The younger the children are on separation the worse the… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Removal from the Jurisdiction
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    As the world becomes a smaller place with innovations in technology more and more separated parents wish to move, with their children, to other countries. This of course, usually requires the other parents permission. If the other parent does not give their permission the only way to legally remove a child from England and Wales… Learn more

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