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Surrogacy and family law (Part one)

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

Do you need to divorce proof your business?

It goes without saying that most businesses have insurance and contingencies plans in place should the worst happen, but can business owners be doing more to protect their company in the event their marriage breaks down? A company may be your most valuable and prized asset, yet do you fully appreciate the financial risk a potential

Mediation and the role of financial advisors

Mediation has become an established approach of family lawyers to relationship breakdown – be it divorce, dissolution of a civil partnership, or separation between cohabiting couples.  Many family lawyers also belong to Resolution, the foremost association for family lawyers and family justice professionals, which has a pronounced preference for avoiding conflict wherever possible, and provides a simple but

What do family lawyer qualifications really mean?

Family law qualifications can be difficult to understand if you are not a lawyer yourself. Choosing a family lawyer to guide you through the legal process in relation to divorce or a family law matter is a very individual and personal decision. Alongside those very personal considerations is the all-important choice of what type of

What is parental alienation? How can you tackle it?

Parental alienation is where one parent poisons their child against the other parent. It is not a recognised syndrome in England and Wales, however it is accepted that where there is a hostile separation one parent can act in a way that alienates a child from the other parent. It is always best for parents

Same-sex parenting and the law

There are many different family structures and ways of having a child together when you are in a same-sex relationship. A child can only have up to two legal parents (except in the event of IVF-based techniques designed to avoid serious mitochondrial diseases where there are three legal parents). However, just because someone is legally