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Family News – Closing the Gap on Child Maintenance

By | December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Child law, Financial Matters|

The Department of Work and Pensions looks at stronger compliance for collection & enforcement of child maintenance of absent parents this week. Proposals include removal of Passports for those who are non-compliant! If you need to find out more please contact us on 01803 861084 or email

Drug & Alcohol Testing

By | December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Child law, Divorce, Financial Matters|

This week the Ministry of Defence has provided guidance in relation to Children Cases where during the proceedings there has been drug and alcohol testing carried out. Police are investigating potential manipulation of results at two main companies used for providing expert evidence and Reports. This could affect whether a party makes an application to the [...]

Family Law and Financial Proceedings

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Child law, Divorce, Financial Matters|

There have been two updates regarding Family Law in the news this week: Financial Proceedings The Family Court now has the power in financial proceedings to order one party to make mortgage payments and or indemnify the other party against their non-payment. Court Hours Flexible Court Hours pilot is postponed for further consultation until February 2018. [...]

What about the children?

By | July 15th, 2017|Categories: Child law, Divorce, Separation|Tags: , , , |

When parties separate the last consideration may be that of Grandparents contact with their grandchildren. If grandparents wish to retain that contact and it cannot be agreed, it is still possible for them to make an application to the Court for permission to submit an application for contact to be considered. The Court will always decide [...]