Family


Wales May Ban Smacking If you are in immediate danger, please call 999. The Welsh Assembly has been devolved powers under the Wales Bill to make changes to the country’s parental law. One of its first acts is to pass legislation banning the right of parents to use force to discipline their child. more
Adopting a Child 101 Choosing to adopt a child is one of the most important decisions you could ever make. The adoption process is strictly monitored and there are a number of interviews and observations made on perspective adopters before a child is given to them. more
Claiming Compensation for Child Abuse If you have suffered physical or sexual abuse as a child it is possible to claim compensation if the local authority failed to protect you from your abuser/s. more
How to Get an Occupation Order If you are in an abusive relationship, you are entitled to seek an occupation order so you can make your partner move out of the family home or gain access to the property if they have barred you from it. more
How to get a Non-Molestation Order If you are in a violent relationship with aspects of physical, emotional or mental abuse, you are entitled to seek a non-molestation order to keep your abuser away from you and your children. more
All About Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements No one wants to believe that their marriage will not last forever. However, a third of marriages end and financial negotiations in divorce proceedings can be devastating emotionally for both adults and children if they turn nasty. A pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement allows couples to negotiate how they will split their finances before relations sour; therefore, if the marriage does fall apart, there is a pre-agreed document to refer to when splitting marital assets. more
How to Apply for a Forced Marriage Protection Order If you are in immediate danger, please call 999 immediately. A forced marriage is where a marriage takes place under duress, without the full consent of both parties entering into it. Both males and females can be subject to forced marriages, which are illegal under UK law. more
Child Arrangement Orders Explained When a relationship involving children breaks-up, the most important consideration for the parents is the making arrangements to ensure the best interests of the children are maintained. In the UK, parents are strongly encouraged by the Courts to try and come to an agreement between themselves on where the children should live and how often the non-custodial parent can visit them.  If they cannot come together on certain issues, mediation will be arranged, which involves an impartial third-party facilitating an agreement between the couple. more
How to Prevent A Child Abduction The abduction of a child is every parent’s worst nightmare.  When most people think of the term ‘child abduction’, they imagine someone leading their child away from a park or a shopping mall when they have turned their back for a moment.  However, this is not the case.  The vast majority of child abductions occur when one parent, who is a foreign national, removes a child from the UK. If you have separated from the Mother or Father of your child and you are concerned that they may try to remove them from the country, there are a number of steps you can take to prevent this from happening. more
How to Get a Divorce in the UK The procedure for getting a divorce in the United Kingdom is relatively straight-forward.  This page has been created to give you an overview of the process and what to expect. more
Things You Should Know About Divorce Laws in the US Your first encounter with the US justice system may come when you are facing a divorce, except for the few times you appeared in court for violating traffic laws.  Without a doubt, dealing with attorneys, courts, and the United States’ large legal system can be a daunting task. In order to prepare yourself for what is to come and enhance your confidence, you should increase your knowledge of the basics of the divorce law in the US, and the legal procedures required to get a divorce. Read on to increase your basic understanding of the US divorce laws and processes. more

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