A Christmas Proposal

As we embark on the New Year, many will be celebrating some very happy news.  Aside from Valentine’s Day, Christmas Day is renowned for being one of the most popular days for marriage proposals. A Pre-Nuptial Agreement may not have been on your Christmas list alongside that diamond ring but recently engaged couples should give serious consideration…

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A Step-Parent’s New Year’s Resolution

The Office for National Statistics recorded that there are 102,037 divorces in England and Wales in 2017. With more people embarking on second marriages, it is unsurprising that many more families are considering step-parent adoption. Who Can Apply For Step-Parent Adoption?   There are certain eligibility requirements that a step-parent will need to meet in…

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Coronation Street highlights the difficulties faced by grandparents

Coronation Street is one of the longest-running British TV soaps and admittedly one of my own guilty pleasures. The show has seen many family Law issues highlighted over the years.   The Storyline   The storyline which is keeping everybody gripped at the moment is Johnny Connor’s abduction of his granddaughter Susie. Susie was believed to have…

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Taylor Walton’s Holiday Checklist- it’s not just sunscreen, shades and swimsuits you need to be thinking about.

With school holidays fast approaching summer getaways are on the horizon for many families this year. As a family solicitor, I am often asked for advice from separated or divorced parents about whether they need to ask the other parent for their consent before taking a child abroad. It is not at the forefront of every parent’s mind…

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