21 Jun, 2018

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Should transgender parents be free to choose how they are recorded on their children’s birth certificates? The UK High Court is asked to decide

A transgender man who has given birth in the UK, has taken an important case to challenge UK law, arguing that the requirement for him to register as his baby’s

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20 Jun, 2018

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Straight couple takes their legal challenge to the Supreme Court in a bid to enter into a civil partnership rather than getting married

On 14 May 2018 the Supreme Court heard the case of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan and widespread media coverage has followed. By way of background, Rebecca and Charles are

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22 May, 2018

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Transgender parents and contact arrangements – Am I at risk of losing my children if I transition?

All children have a right to a relationship with both (or all) their parents. The law is no different if a parent is transgender or gender diverse, but there is

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21 May, 2018

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Do I need my ex’s permission to move abroad with our child ?

The law protects a child’s right to a relationship with both (or all) of his or her parents. That means that there are rules surrounding whether a parent can move

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17 May, 2018

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Surrogacy in the USA – a chance to meet leading experts at the Shard in London

At Brilliant Beginnings and NGA Law we meet intended parents every day whose decision is not whether to pursue surrogacy, but how. Surrogacy in the UK is possible, but for

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14 May, 2018

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Domicile – what does it mean and why is it important if you are having a baby through surrogacy?

A parental order is the UK legal solution for surrogacy; it is a post-birth court order which makes the intended parents the legal parents of their child and permanently extinguishes

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11 May, 2018

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Getting divorced? Check out our five most frequently asked questions about sorting the finances

Will I keep my home? Your family home is not just an asset, but the place where you live (or have lived) together, and where you may be raising your

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11 May, 2018

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Travelling home with your baby after surrogacy abroad – the options

Your most pressing concern if you have a baby born through international surrogacy may be how quickly you can get home after he or she is born. This is often

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04 May, 2018

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How do I apply for step-parent adoption in the UK?

Step-parent adoption is a way of consolidating an existing relationship with a child and putting it onto a secure legal footing. There are various situations in which a step-parent or

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02 May, 2018

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Celebrating 3 years of shared adoption leave and pay for new parents through surrogacy

Since 5 April 2015, UK parents to children born through surrogacy have been entitled to adoption leave and pay. The reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014 followed a

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