Children

12 November 2020

Avoid courts to lessen the pain of family break-ups

We need to move away from legal disputes for separating families to help to build better relationships and cause less harm. Society’s approach to divorce and separation has to change.  A report published today by the Family Solutions Group calls for a rethink. 

 

Charlotte Bradley

10 July 2020

Co-parenting during COVID-19 – what if we cannot agree on our child returning to school or nursery?

We recognise that the last few months have been testing for many separated parents who have been co-parenting throughout the pandemic – with home schooling and juggling work and child care commitments between two households. With the uncertainty as to whether schools can safely reopen fully, some separated parents may well find themselves disagreeing on whether their child should attend in such circumstances.

Alexandra Bishop

7 May 2020

The challenges for intended parents and surrogacy arrangements during the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus crisis has caused huge disruption across the world. The distress that it is causing is compounded in circumstances where intended parents of surrogacy children are in the middle of their surrogacy journey. In this blog, we address some of the most common issues people are experiencing and provide practical tips on how to navigate the current situation. These challenges include access to fertility treatment, pregnancy and birth, international travel restrictions, immigration status, parental orders and Wills among others.

Sarah Dodds

20 April 2020

Moving abroad or returning home with children and the risks of child abduction during the coronavirus crisis

Despite the wonders of modern technology helping to keep people in touch during the coronavirus pandemic, many separated and divorced parents who live far from their children are finding life very difficult at the moment. In this blog, we look at some of these scenarios and the questions arising at this unprecedented time for separated parents who either wish to relocate or stop the other parent from relocating overseas (international relocation) or to another part of the UK (internal relocation).

Rachel Freeman

16 April 2020

COVID-19: Surmonter les difficultés du partage des responsabilités parentales pour les parents séparés ou divorcés

Suite aux restrictions annoncées par le gouvernement hier soir imposant que chacun reste chez soi et loin des autres pour aider à gérer la crise du Coronavirus, des informations supplémentaires ont été publiés à propos des restrictions mises en place dans le cadre « confinement »,  qui confirment que « déplacer des enfants de moins de 18 ans entre les foyers de ses parents » est l’une des situations dans laquelle il est possible de quitter son domicile.

Rachel Freeman (Français)

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