There seems to be a backlash against the term Parental Alienation - ostensibly from those who finds themselves in a position where such an accusation is levied.
Here, in the UK grandparents have no automatic right to see their grandchildren and therefore no automatic right to pursue a child arrangement order through the courts. However, they can ask the family court for permission to consider an order be made in their favour for contact.
With the prevalence of devices in our everyday lives, many of us have become used to pressing the record button on our phones as a short-cut for writing anything down. As audio (and video) recordings become more frequently used, it is likely that some individuals may prefer it as a means of recording what is said at work meetings.
From April 2022 ‘no fault’ divorce will become available in England and Wales. This will mean that a party to a marriage may apply for a divorce without having to show that their spouse has done anything wrong, such as adultery or desertion. However, couples will have to now wait until April 2022 to use this new route – a further delay to its implementation which was expected this Autumn.
Until the age of 25, a child or young person may be eligible for an Education, Health and Care Plan (‘EHCP’) from your local authority. As the name suggests, this may cover educational needs, social care needs and health needs. Obtaining an EHCP is not always straightforward.
With domestic abuse very much in the news - and the government’s Domestic Abuse Bill receiving royal assent on 29th April, four years after it was announced in the Queen’s speech - we look here at this subject in the context of UK immigration law.
“I was over the moon, I actually cried that day,” he says. “It was such a good feeling to know that, one, I could travel; but two, I’m part of something I’ve actually helped support and build. I pay my taxes, have done a lot of good work, and now I’m not like an alien or someone on the outside looking in.”
Many of my clients come to the first meeting asking: “How should we tell the children we are separating?” By just asking that question demonstrates mindful parenting. The parents both equally share the dread of that moment and how the children may react (putting their own issues to one side) but in so many cases the feedback suggests “it went okay” or “pretty well considering”.