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Dispute Resolution Week 23-27 November 2015 – the rise of the Parenting Charter

Resolution Conflict Buttons Showing Fighting Or Arbitration

We’ve all heard the line that parenting doesn’t come with instructions, and unfortunately no handbook either.  Parenting in a secure way can prove tricky enough on its own but even more so with the added complication and pressure of either relationship break-up, or disputes with your child’s other parent. Resolution has prepared the Parenting Charter… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Grandchildren – do they have a right to have contact with their Grandparents?

Family split

Unfortunately due to family arguments grandchildren can often lose contact with their grandparents. A recent case[1] before the Court has highlighted the difficulties that can arise and has given guidance that where there is intractable opposition by children to contact, their welfare rather than their wishes and feelings can be determinative of the court’s decisions… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Commonly Asked Questions regarding children following separation and/or divorce

Can I take my children abroad on holiday without the other parent’s consent? No.  A person with Parental Responsibilitycan only remove a child from the UK if they have the consent of every person with parental responsibility or the permission of the court.  This applies no matter how short the trip may be.  If they… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Family Justice Review – Grandparents’ Rights

The final Family Justice Review has been published with significant publicity in the media. Initial focus has been on the unacceptably long delays in childcare proceedings in the family courts and the rejection of using legislation to promote shared residency between parents when a relationship ends. One less publicised area of the report focusses on… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)