Grandparent’s Rights

A short sharp way of beginning this blog post is to say there really isn’t such a thing as the rights of a grandparent. However, that is not to say that grandparents do not have a place in the legal process when it comes to their relationship with their grandchildren.There are two main types of…

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Contact & Residence

The phrases that surround a parent seeing their child or an order that the child lives with a particular parent seem to have ever changing language. The majority of people on the street might call an order as to where a child lives ‘custody’. They often call an order that states how and when they…

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Civil Partnership & Dissolution

In reading this blog, it is suggested that any reader also looks in conjunction with the blog on divorce which sets out the procedure. This blog will focus on the differences between the divorce and dissolution so, unless otherwise stated, the procedure is broadly the same. Civil partnership was legalised in 2004 (entitled ‘marriage in…

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Divorce – how does it work?

In short the procedure to obtain a divorce is quite straightforward.  There are a reasonable number of alien words which are used, but hopefully this blog will help in demystifying them. The first step is that you need to prove that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. You can do this by proving one of…

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