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  • EHL Family Law Team
    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

  • EHL Family Law Team
    What rights do surrogate parents have to contact?
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    In 1990 the Law was changed to enable heterosexual couples who have sperm or eggs donated to enter into binding agreements the effect of which was to provide even if one of the two parents was not the natural father or mother of the child, they would be considered as such legally. In 2008 this… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Potential change to the Child Maintenance Calculations
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      In December 2012 the Child Support Agency introduced a new regime for calculating child maintenance. This has only been used on a small pilot group to date but, if successful, it is expected to become wide spread. At present child maintenance is calculated based on the non-resident parent’s (parent who does not live with… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    International Children Disputes on the Increase
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      There has been a four fold increase in the number of international family disputes since 2008 reported by Lord Justice Thorpe, who is the specialist Judge to which these matters are reported. One obvious reason for this has been the ever increasing number of international families who are subject not only to the pressures… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    What do the changes to child maintanence mean for you and your children?
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      In December 2012 there were changes made to the definition of a qualifying child. A qualifying child is a child that maintenance must be paid for. Previously to December 2012 a qualifying child was one who was under 16, or under 19 and still in full time education (not higher than A-level equivalent). The… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Separation Problems
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    “What are we going to do about the Children?” One of the things that many people agonize about, even when they are living in unhappy relationships, is the effect the separation will have on the children. No one is easily going to be persuaded that separations are not difficult for children.  It is equally the… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Parental Responsibility
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      Parental Responsibility (PR) is defined as “all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property”. In reality this means having the right to decide, or have a say in, the big decisions in a child’s upbringing i.e their… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Increase In Unpaid Parental Leave
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      Following on from the Parental Leave Directive (2010/18/EC) the government had 12 months from March 2012 to implement an increase in the length of time parents can take as unpaid parental leave.  That change will be implemented from 08 March 2013 and so employers need to be aware of the change now.   Prior… Learn more

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