Appointing a guardian for your child is one of those things that you hope you will never have to use, but it can be hugely beneficial to have everything in place should the worst happen, to ensure that your wishes for your child are carried out. We’ve asked our private children law specialist, Carole Hack, to answer some of the most common questions relating to Guardians, single parents, and blended families.
We are now in the midst of Family Mediation Awareness Week. This has given us time to reflect on mediation and the positive effects of resolving disputes outside of the court arena in a non-confrontational way. Statistics show that agreements reached directly between separating couples are more likely to be adhered to, and provide a more positive outcome for the family as a whole.
In this blog, Samantha O'Dwyer puts forward her 5 top tips to a successful mediation.
The requirement to lockdown in the same household adds pressure and strains to a good relationship, but it is more challenging where fractures already exist. If additional behaviours arising from being cramped in the lockdown arrangements or the financial consequences of Covid-19 are making you worry more about the future of your relationship then we are here to help
When faced with the prospect of becoming a step family, there are a lot of emotions. But what steps should you put in place to ensure that both your children and your partner (and their children) are legally protected and looked after in the future.