31 Jul, 2018

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Do I need my ex’s permission to go on holiday with our child?

As the school holidays approach, issues about taking children abroad on holiday can often cause tension and anxiety between separated parents, which can spoil precious time together. If you want

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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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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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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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18 Apr, 2018

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I am donor conceived – what information can I find out about my donor?

Natalie and Helen were delighted to attend a reception at the House of Lords on Tuesday evening to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Donor Conception Network, a world-leading charity

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13 Apr, 2018

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Should I put a pre-nuptial agreement in place before I get married or register a civil partnership?

One of the biggest issues when getting divorced or dissolving a civil partnership is unpicking your respective finances. Increasing numbers of couples are considering putting a pre-nuptial agreement in place

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09 Apr, 2018

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Why do I need a will for a surrogacy arrangement?

Putting a will in place is on many of our to-do lists. With busy lives and various responsibilities, making a will usually ends up getting overlooked and becomes as a

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