What is a parental order? Following the birth of a child born to a surrogate mother, the usual course of action is for the intended parents to apply for a parental order (sometimes called a ‘parenting order’). A parental order is a set of legal orders made by the court about parenting arrangements for a
What is surrogacy? Surrogacy is the practice whereby a woman carries a child for someone else with the intention that the child should be handed over at birth to the intended parent/s and raised as their child. Surrogacy is legal in the UK, however it is an offence in the UK to carry out commercial
In this blog series on new relationships and divorce, we have considered the legal consequences as well as the impact on your family if you enter into a new relationship. In this third and final part of the series, Family Consultant Leia Monsoon of Family Transitions shares her experience of the emotional impact of dating
In part one of this series about new relationships and divorce, we looked at the legal implications of seeing some new during divorce proceedings. As well as the legal consequences, it is important to think about your emotional wellbeing during your divorce, and in the second part we will consider the impact on your family.