Children’s Issues

Can My Spouse Take The Children To A New Location Away From Me?

Date: May 18th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  We understand the fear and panic you may feel if your spouse threatens to move away with your children. You do have legal options available to you so it is always useful to seek legal advice at an early stage. At Brookman in London we deal with this issue regularly. Usually in one of… Read the full article

What Is A Mesher Order? 

Date: October 2nd, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The family home is often central to financial settlement negotiations during divorce. A Mesher Order is one way the courts and divorcing couples can deal with the property when immediate sale or transfer to one party is not appropriate. The name comes from a divorce case heard in 1973 in which a wife was… Read the full article

Parental Responsibility And Child Arrangement Orders Explained

Date: July 21st, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  When a relationship breaks down and there are children, their future wellbeing will be fundamental to any agreement or court order. Parental responsibility and child arrangement orders record living arrangements and other matters relating to a child’s welfare and upbringing.   What Is Parental Responsibility? The concept has several main aspects: Someone with parental… Read the full article

Section 8 Orders Explained

Date: April 28th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  When a relationship ends, working out arrangements for children is sometimes one of the most sensitive aspects of the separation to resolve. When a court decides any issue relating to a child’s upbringing or the management of his or her affairs it must make the child’s welfare the paramount consideration. This is known as… Read the full article

International Residence Orders – Children Always Come First

Date: December 6th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Many of the divorces we deal with have an international aspect. The issue of child residence sometimes becomes more complicated when parents live in different countries. This is particularly the case when one or both parents have entrenched views on where the child should live. Tabloid coverage throughout 2016 of the dispute between Madonna… Read the full article

Appeal against contact order granted

Date: April 20th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A father’s fight to maintain contact with his son came a step closer recently, it was revealed in Family Law Week, when he won a second appeal against a case which originally saw all contact restricted between the man and his son. In the original case heard in February last year at the Family… Read the full article

Family Court contact order decision criticised

Date: April 8th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Family Law Week recently commented on an appeal following a case whereby a Family Court judge had failed to address safety concerns regarding a child and instead, decided to make no contact order “other than as agreed between the parties”. The case in question involved a couple who had two children – a boy… Read the full article

Couples’ international surrogacy suffers legal delays

Date: February 15th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  As reported in Family Law Week, a commercial surrogacy agreement between an Indian woman and a British couple led to months of delay, until the children were permitted to travel to their new home in the UK. After they learned that the in-vitro fertilisation over in India had been successful, the couple visited the… Read the full article

Judge rules in favour of immigrant father in child custody appeal

Date: February 11th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A recent case highlighted by The Littlehampton Gazette outlined the unusual instance of a Nigerian illegal immigrant, who is battling for custody of his 15 month old daughter and has recently won his appeal. The man, who arrived in the UK 13 years ago on a six month tourist visa, had no job, had admitted… Read the full article

Application for variation of order for return of child dismissed

Date: January 21st, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  An interesting case involving an order for the return of a child to his father in The Netherlands was reported recently in Family Law Week. The case began after the breakdown of a relationship whereby the mother of the five year old child was resident in England and the father lived in The Netherlands…. Read the full article

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