For most people, the thought of having to attend court fills them with dread and for the victims of abuse, this dread is heightened by having to be in the same building and, indeed, room, as their abuser. In addition, sometimes the abuser is not represented by a solicitor and is able to question the victim in the witness box, which can be, in itself, abuse
No one really wants to think about the law when parenting their child but sometimes issues arise where the parents do not live together and it is good to have someone to turn to for guidance at such times. Here at QualitySolicitors Yates and Co, we pride ourselves in giving friendly, down to earth advice in a relaxed atmosphere at the time you need that advice.
Under the Children Act 1989, the term “parental responsibility” is defined as “all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property”
People who apply to use the Child Maintenance Service in order to get maintenance from the parent of their child(ren) who do not live with them have to pay a fee of £20 for the privilege. Only an applicant who is the victim of “domestic abuse” is exempt from the fee and has to satisfy certain criteria