News relating to: Parenting and children
Who has parental responsibility and what does it mean?
Families now come in all shapes and sizes, and children may live with parents who are cohabiting, married, separated or divorced. They may be part of a step-family, live with adoptive parents, grandparents, other relatives or a special guardian. If ...Read more
Relocating with your child after separation
During any separation or divorce, one of the primary concerns will be the impact on any children. It is unavoidable that change will occur in everybody’s lives, and there may be the time when you decide that a relocation is ...Read more
Arrangements for children after a same sex divorce or separation
Following the introduction of civil partnerships in 2005 and same sex marriages in 2014, there has been an increase in families and then relationship breakdown between same sex parents. Finding agreement over issues relating to children can be tricky in ...Read more
Surrogacy for single parents and your legal rights
Recently The Times reported on the story of David Watkins, one of the first men to become a single father by choice in the UK after the surrogacy laws were reformed in 2019. The change ended a restriction over providing ...Read more
International child abduction – Frequently asked questions
The child abduction team at Miles & Partners Solicitors has extensive experience in cases of international child abduction when children are bought to England and Wales from another jurisdiction without the consent of the other parent. Here are the answers ...Read more
Legal aid remuneration is unfair and deters lawyers from building a career, Westminster inquiry hears
Parliamentarians in the Westminster Commission into the Sustainability of Legal Aid heard evidence from family law practitioners on 19 November, including from Lorraine Green an associate solicitor at Miles and Partners who specialises in cases involving children, care proceedings, adoption ...Read more
Agreeing time with your children following separation
A separation will inevitably mean a change in the family dynamic, and you may be concerned about what this will mean for your relationship with your children. New arrangements will have to be put in place in relation to where ...Read more
Should child protection duties be relaxed for local authorities during Covid-19?
The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, also known as Statutory 445, will see various responsibilities relaxed in relation to children in care. This new legislation will remain in force until 25th September 2020, with a possibility of an ...Read more
Can families receive justice with remote hearings in the Family Court?
The Remote Access Family Court has enabled large parts of the family justice system to continue to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each day, justice is dispensed over the internet by judges sitting at computer screens often in their own ...Read more