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  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Bank of Mum and Dad!
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      The Bank of Mum and Dad Most parents will naturally want to help their offspring onto the property ladder and with the price of property these days it is often a requirement to have the extra funds even when a mortgage is being obtained Chances are then that parents will be asked to provide… Learn more

  • 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

  • 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
    Maintenance of children over 18
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    Many parents assume that their liability to maintain their children legally ceases once that child reaches the age of 18 years.  This is not the case, despite the fact that, of course, they are technically not children at that point at all. Many divorce and maintenance agreements allow for maintenance to continue until, for example,… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Ask Eleanor: All your legal FAQs answered!
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    As solicitors we get asked questions every day and many times they are the same questions from different people. In the Ask Eleanor blog I will be answering some of the questions that I have been asked a lot, or have overheard whilst out and about. Hopefully I’ll be debunking a few legal myths in… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    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

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    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


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