Category Archive: Family

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A Guide to Section 20: A Crucial Look at Family Care Support

Navigating the complex world of social services, parental rights, and family care can be an emotionally challenging venture. Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 in the UK is one such aspect that families might encounter during difficult times. It provides social services with a unique duty to accommodate and care for children. But what…

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Understanding Non-Accidental Injury and Care Proceedings

When a child is injured due to an alleged non accidental injury, parents can find themselves in the difficult position of having to face social services entering court proceedings. There are many questions that arise when this happens, such as how it works and what you should do if you find yourself in this situation….

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Fathers without Parental Responsibility: What You Need to Know

What happens when a father does not have the legal rights to contribute to their child’s life and growing up? What impact does this have? In England and Wales, fathers without parental responsibility face some restrictions with activities concerning their children. In this blog post, we will discuss the law on fathers without parental responsibility…

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Protecting Children from Forced Marriage in England and Wales

The legal age of marriage has been raised to 18 throughout England and Wales. This new law is designed to protect children from the damaging effects of forced marriage, which is when someone is made to marry against their will. This raise in the minimum age of marriage is a positive step towards protecting vulnerable…

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Christmas contact arrangements for children after divorce

If you and your child’s other parent are no longer living together, you will need to make arrangements for the Christmas period. Working out early on where your child will spend each day avoids last-minute stress and disputes that cannot be settled in time for the festive period. With family courts experiencing a backlog of…

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Can I keep the house if I get divorced?

For many couples, their shared home is their main asset. This means that it can be difficult to divide it when a relationship breaks down, particularly if the other available assets are not worth as much. It can also be stressful to have to consider the possibility of selling your home, particularly at a time…

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Dealing with child contact over the Christmas holidays

If you have separated from your children’s other parent, the thought of Christmas can be difficult. Both parents are likely to want to spend some quality time with their children and tensions may arise if you both want to have contact on the same dates. Christopher Price, partner at Gloucester law firm Tayntons, and head…

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