With many parents and children living in blended families, a question that will often arise is whether legal steps should be taken by a step parent to adopt the child of their partner/spouse or civil partner. [Read more…] about Step Parent Adoption
Parental Responsibilities and Rights
New guidance was issued at the end of last week regarding compliance with court orders relating to Parental Rights and Responsibilities (PRRs). [Read more…] about COVID-19 and Updated Guidance on Child Contact
On Friday 27 March 2020, The Lord President issued further guidance on Court Orders relating to Parental Responsibilities and Rights in light of the current coronavirus crisis.
Becoming a mum for the first time is many things. Exciting. Moving. Nerve-wracking! And one thing it shouldn’t be is complicated. If you are in a same-sex relationship, you will often need a bit of help creating your family, and it no doubt comes with many questions! Here we answer the most asked questions from our clients in a female same-sex couple. [Read more…] about #FertilityWeek: Becoming Parents as a Female Same-Sex Couple – Your Questions Answered
Who pays what when your child goes to university?
There have been a number of news reports in recent days commenting on MP’s calling for the Government to ‘enshrine in law’ the right for grandparents to see their grandchildren after a divorce. The issue was debated in Parliament last week and the Ministry of Justice has said it would consider the proposal.
Attending Families Need Father’s Scotland meetings on a regular basis clearly highlights that there are still issues surrounding father’s involvement with their children post separation in Scotland. [Read more…] about Families Need Fathers…as well as Mothers
BTO’s Lesley Gordon discusses the legal landscape surrounding parenting where the parents are female same-sex partners. [Read more…] about Parental issues for female same sex couples
As family lawyers, if Dr Foster shows us one thing then it is exactly how you do not co-parent children following on from a separation.
The Supreme Court has rejected the Named Person Scheme on the basis of the European Convention on Human Rights and Proportionality.