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Surrogacy and family law (part two)

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

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

New relationships and divorce – dating during divorce (Part Three)

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