Tag: family

Domestic Abuse

Are you worried about domestic abuse? Given the uncertain and stressful times with families being forced together we acknowledge that there is a heightened risk of domestic abuse. This is not only physical violence but other forms of abuse from your partner. Often victims feel alone and do not know where to turn for help. …

Parental Alienation

Unfortunately, when parent separate, parental alienation can occur.  This is where a child has been manipulated, coerced or otherwise pressured to side with one parent over another. Parental alienation is not always obvious and can be difficult to spot, but its effect on children is highlighted by CAFCASS as abusive and damaging, and can cause …

DIVORCE OFFER EXTENDED UNTIL END OF FEBRUARY

Due to increasing demand the January offer on divorces has been extended until the end of February. Now that Christmas is over, we are all back at work and the children have returned to school for many it is also a time they decide their marriage is at an end. January and February sees an …

Making the Future Your Own

Embarking on a divorce is an extremely stressful process for both parties, particularly when there are children involved, and with so many options available to deal with the breakdown of a marriage which one is the right one? Clients are faced with choosing from the traditional routes of Solicitors negotiating via letters and the commencing …

Deborah Marsh Joins North and West Yorkshire Resolution Committee

Deborah Marsh at our Leeds Office is delighted to be joining the North and West Yorkshire Resolution Committee; she and her family colleagues Emma, Alex and Jayne thoroughly enjoyed the Resolution Winter Ball on Friday.  An excellent evening from start to finish thanks to YRes, great venue at Aspire, food and company.  Deborah cannot wait …

Seeing Your Children Over Christmas

You may not have started thinking about Christmas yet and it may seem too early to do so, but if you are separated from your ex partner then if you wish to spend time with your child/children over Christmas, it is something you should be thinking about as soon as possible. Although most couples will …

Legal Aid

People do not always realise that Legal Aid can be available in relation to most family matters, including Divorce / Financial Relief / Children. There are certain requirements before Legal Aid can be granted, such as financial eligibility and, in certain cases, documentary evidence of domestic violence or Social Services involvement.  However, if you are …

Parental Alienation

  Unfortunately, when parent separate, parental alienation can occur.  This is where a child has been manipulated, coerced or otherwise pressured to side with one parent over another.       Parental alienation is not always obvious and can be difficult to spot, but its effect on children is highlighted by CAFCASS as abusive and …

Parental Responsibility

Parental responsibility is defined under 3 (1) Children Act 1989 as being: “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”. But what does that mean in practical terms? Parental responsibility (PR) can be acquired in different ways. Generally …

SUMMER HOLIDAY READY

With the summer holidays fast approaching many of you will be thinking about booking a holiday abroad.  However, for those of you who are separated then if you want to take your child/children out of the jurisdiction (abroad) then you will need the consent of anyone who has parental responsibility (usually the other parent).  The …