Children and divorce
There are a number of important stages in the child contact process, a number of orders with regards to children, and several key points with regards to parents' rights of which you should be aware.
International relocation of children
If you want to move abroad with your children, or take them out of the country for an extended period of time, you will need either the agreement of the other parent or the permission of the court.Read more
When considering mothers' rights, the law starts from a point of view that children benefit from spending time with both parents. More often than not, a child will live with the person who historically did most of the caring. For many families, this will be the mother.Read more
Though children more often go to live with the mother after parents separate, this is in no way an automatic assumption. Where a father has been the primary carer – doing most of the work looking after the children – it is likely that the children will remain living with him.Read more
Grandparents’ rights in divorce
Grandparents have no automatic rights in relation to their grandchildren. The can however seek permission of the court to apply for orders just like a parent. This can include specific issue orders and prohibited steps orders, as well as orders for contact.Read more
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