We’ve further expanded our children’s department

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve further expanded the expertise of our children’s department.

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Why grandparents are vital for families going through divorce

While grandparents are legally entitled to make their own application for access to, or custody of, grandchildren during divorce proceedings, they have traditionally not tended to do this for fear of damaging their own child’s chances of contact.

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Mum on the run – a desperate response to family courts’ tougher stance?

By Kate Banerjee, partner and head of the children’s department The sad case of three-year-old Ethan Minnock, who is in hiding with his mother, is evidence of family courts getting tough on mums who try to restrict fathers’ access to … Continue reading

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Maintaining the magic at Christmas: tips to lighten the season for children and parents

 Guest blog from Sylvia Ould of Family Assessments Christmas is a time of high expectations for many people – not just children waiting the arrival of presents under the tree. For parents who don’t live together it can be a … Continue reading

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Making children’s festive season memorable for the right reasons

Cases of separation and divorce are rarely straight forward and Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for separated parents and their children. It is understandably a season for sentiment and can open up old wounds. Tragically, some parents use … Continue reading

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Are we really committed to children’s best interests?

As part of a shake-up of the family justice system, children will have legal rights to maintain contact with both parents – and rightly so.  Also, recommendations in the Family Justice Review  aim to give children a greater voice and … Continue reading

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Why greater parental access widens parenting skills’ gap

By Peter Jones Proposals to give mothers and fathers equal access to children will further heighten the major issue of addressing inadequate parenting skills. No one would argue that children should have equal rights to see both mum and dad, … Continue reading

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