Category Archive: Family

Child Arrangements Orders

Child Arrangements Orders are a type of court order than can be used to specify where you child will live, when they will spend time with each parent and what other contact the non-resident parent will have with their child or children. A Child Arrangements Order can provide certainty for both you and your children,…

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Sensible Cohabitees Always See a Lawyer before Buying Property Together

Despite any number of cautionary tales appearing in the press and elsewhere, many unmarried cohabitees unwisely persist in buying properties together without taking legal advice. In one case, a woman found out the hard way how difficult it can be to prove your rights if your name is not on the title deeds. The woman…

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Dealing with Social Breakdown – Family Judges Are at the Sharp End

Family judges deal on a daily basis with the consequences of social breakdown and, in every case in which children are involved, their welfare is the primary concern. That was certainly so in one case in which the High Court ruled on the future of a two-year-old boy whose father was aged just 14 when…

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Pre-nups – how do they stand up in UK courts?

Pre-nups – how do they stand up in UK courts? For many years, pre-nups were considered the preserve of the rich and famous – usually in America. But seven years ago, a landmark case suggested they’d finally be taken seriously by UK courts. In what’s known as the Radmacher case, judges ruled that while financial…

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Care Proceedings Solicitors

If social services contacts you with concerns about your children or to initiate care proceedings, or if your children have been taken into care already, we can help. Our team includes a number of solicitors specialising in dealing with social services and care proceedings, including Gemma Candlish a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel….

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Adoption

This is a specialist area of Law. We have 2 Solicitors who specialise in this area, and can advise you through the process. One of our Solicitors is a member of the Law Society Children Panel. You may be considering a step parent adoption, or a family adoption. You may be a foster carer who…

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A closer look at shared parental leave

April 1st 2015 promises to be a big day for businesses across the UK, as changes in employment law will bring more choice for new parents regarding how much time they spend off work following the birth of a child. From December, employers were told to start offering extended paternity leave for fathers to be,…

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Change of Name Deed

If you decide to change your name, Tayntons can help you to do this. You can change your name at any time and for any reason provided it is not to deceive or defraud or for criminal benefit. Authorities such as HM Passport Office, DVLA and your bank will require evidence of your change of…

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Fixed Fee Dissolution of Civil Partnership

The breakdown of a civil partnership is extremely difficult for everyone involved. It can be a disruptive and unsettling time and one where you will need as much support and guidance as possible. You may not only be worried about what the future holds for you and your family but what it may cost to…

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