Due to the self-isolation and the social distancing restrictions improved by the Government, this can become a challenge for non-married couples who do not live to together. You’re either going to spend a considerable amount of time away from each other by living in separate households or a considerable amount of time together by taking a step forward and living in the same household.
Previously, the guidance from the Cabinet Office advised that children under 18 can travel between their separated parents’ home and so yes, contact between a parent and a child should continue as usual and in accordance with any agreement or Court Order.
Home is considered a safe place to be in light of the current climate regarding Covid-19. But… what about those who are subject to domestic violence? Home is not a safe place for them to be and actually may put them at greater risk.
There has been a confusion since the guidance to self isolation was released - what happens if you have a Children Arrangements Order in place (i.e. "contact" order)? Do you still have contact with your child, even if they are self isolating with the other parent? Should the child simply stay in the home that … Continue reading Self Isolation – What Does This Mean For Child/Parent Contact Arrangements?
As there is not yet a legal definition of parental alienation, how would you know if you and your child were subject to this abuse? For ease, I like to call the manipulating parent Parent A and the alienated parent as Parent B. I would describe parental alienation as the concept of a child becoming … Continue reading Signs of Parental Alienation
What Is Parental Alienation? Parental alienation is appearing in more Children Act matters and Judgements than ever, as the Courts begin to recognise this problem. For ease, let’s call the manipulating parent Parent A and the alienated parent as Parent B. There is not yet a legal definition of parental alienation, however I would describe … Continue reading Parental Alienation
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill is representing the biggest shake-up of divorce laws as divorcing couples will no longer have to blame one another for the breakdown of their marriage, and this will no doubt reduce family conflict. Currently, the petitioning spouse must show that the marriage has irretrievably broken down based on one … Continue reading Divorce “Blame Game” To End
You have been able to make an application to commence divorce proceedings online, but now HMCTS have also released a digital form to initiate Children Act proceedings. The Gov website describes this service as: “…. quicker and easier for separated parents to apply to see their children…” For any family lawyers out there that have … Continue reading Digital Children Act Applications
What the family of Caroline Flack are going through must be horrific and one of the most difficult things to go through as a family. It is a tragedy.However, I do not accept that the CPS must be at the front as to who is to blame for her passing.It cannot be right that the … Continue reading Caroline Flack – CPS Facing Criticism
There can be times where, unfortunately, a party may be subjected to violence or the threat of violence by the other. It may be necessary to seek the assistance of the Court for protection by way of applying for an injunction. Each situation will need to be looked at separately to decide whether it is … Continue reading In An Emergency – The Remedies Available