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Family Law

What happens to my child after I separate/divorce?

Ideally you and the other parent will agree living and contact arrangements for your child following your separation. Usually, differences of opinion can be resolved through conversation and compromise. Try to consider what’s best for your child and put your own feelings to one side. However, if you cannot reach an agreement, then the next step would be to attend mediation.

Family Law

How will children be protected from international abduction post Brexit?

Parental abduction is when one parent removes or keeps a child from the country they normally live in, without the agreement of the other parent. A parent can only travel abroad with their child if everyone with parental responsibility agrees. Without this, a child cannot be removed from the UK, as this would be abduction - a criminal offence in the UK.

Family Law

Separated parents – what will happen to my child if I die?

A common concern amongst separated parents is that if anything were to happen to them, their child could be sent to live with a parent with whom they have had no contact or do not have a good relationship with. Another concern is that their child may be forced to move away and will lose contact with their extended family and friends who’ve had an important role in their life.

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