Coronavirus, child arrangements and separated parents

The coronavirus lockdown in the UK has raised questions about child arrangements and separated parents. Initially, there was confusion over the rules when Michael Gove suggested that children should ‘remain in the house they’re in.’ However, he has since apologised for causing confusing. So, where do things stand? […]

By |2020-03-27T08:54:49+00:00March 27th, 2020|Children|0 Comments

School Holidays and Child Arrangement Order Disputes

With the Easter holidays fast approaching, child arrangement order disputes between parents can arise. School holidays can be a contentious time for separated parents, with disagreements over where children should spend their time. The question is, how can child arrangement order disputes be resolved amicably? […]

By |2020-03-14T15:59:43+00:00March 14th, 2020|Children|0 Comments

The Documents You Need to File for Divorce

To file for divorce, it’s important that you have the right documentation prepared and completed correctly, where necessary. You can instruct Holland Family Law Leicester to help with your divorce case, to ensure that you have all the required documents ready. Here’s a rundown of what you will need. […]

Grandparents’ rights and access to grandchildren: The facts

Access rights for grandparents to their grandchildren is a complicated scenario, but not impossible. If you’re a grandparent faced with alienation from your grandchild(ren), there are steps you can take that will allow you to see them. Here are some of the facts on grandparents’ rights and access to grandchildren… […]

By |2020-01-06T14:51:12+00:00January 7th, 2020|Children, Divorce and Separation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Child Maintenance Payments: How Are They Calculated?

Child maintenance payments are the jurisdiction of the Child Maintenance Service, not the family courts as many believe. Only in special cases, where child support is sought over and above the usual rate, would the family courts be involved. If you’re seeking child maintenance payments, here are the facts… […]

By |2019-12-10T10:25:02+00:00December 10th, 2019|Children, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Parental Alienation? How Do You Fight Parental Alienation Legally?

Following your divorce, has your child become more hostile towards you without justification? Are you being denied access to your child despite sharing custody with your ex-spouse? It’s possible that you’re the victim of parental alienation. Here’s how to deal with parental alienation legally. […]

What is a Separated Parents Information Programme?

In most divorce cases, when parents cannot agree on child arrangements, the Family Court is asked to intervene and make a decision. As part of the process, the Court will instruct parents to attend a Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP), but what is a SPIP and what does it involve? […]

By |2019-10-29T08:22:15+00:00October 29th, 2019|Children, Divorce and Separation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is the Child Arrangements Programme?

The Child Arrangements Programme (CAP) was recently reviewed by the Private Law Working Group in response to a consultation commissioned by the President of the Family Division of the High Court. This blog explains what the CAP is and how it applies to child arrangements for divorcing or separating couples. The Family Division of the [...]

Divorce and Child Disputes: How do the Courts Decide Child Arrangements?

Divorce and child disputes can be contentious. Ideally, separating couples should find a solution that is in the best interests of their children, when deciding how much time they spend with each parent. If parents cannot settle a dispute between themselves or via family lawyers, either parent can make a court application. Divorce and child [...]

What are the key grounds for divorce?

There is only one legal ground for divorce in the UK – the irretrievable breakdown of your marriage. The Petitioner in divorce must prove that the marriage has broken down irrevocably when filing a petition with the court. Proof must be established under one or more of the following facts as grounds for divorce… [...]