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Same-Sex Female Parents and Parental Responsibility

02 Mar 2021

Parental responsibility encompasses " all rights and duties, powers and responsibilities, which by law a parent of a child has in relation to that child ". This gives a parent the right to make decisions on behalf of that child such as their education, religion and upbringing. Mothers who give…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for children's social care services

17 Feb 2021

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) global pandemic is non-discriminatory and has affected every single person all over the world in varying ways. Unsurprisingly, when the national lockdown came into force in England in March 2020, the country stood still and the majority of workers, students and children…

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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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Child Arrangements Upon Separation

21 Jan 2021

In recent months we have seen an increase in clients approaching us for advice following a separation from their partner or spouse. Many have stated that the pressures of the lockdown and the restrictions have negatively affected their relationship, resulting in the decision to separate. Separating…

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Should I Stay or Should I go? Practical Considerations on Separation

11 Jan 2021

The year 2020 brought its own set of challenges and couples saw their relationships tested by the pressures that the global pandemic brought: financial worries, health concerns and spending prolonged amounts of time together. For some, these challenges may have exposed deeper longstanding issues that…

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The New Year - A time for new beginnings

07 Jan 2021

The start of any new year is renowned for new beginnings. It is gives people purpose, and you will see individuals set out with good intentions to make positive changes in their lives. With the challenges that many faced in 2020, now more than ever individuals will be looking forward to 2021 and the…

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Brexit and Divorce?

16 Nov 2020

Although this area of law is still uncertain as the UK government is yet to either secure a deal for the UK or to leave the EU without a deal, it is thought that Brexit may impact divorce where one spouse is living in the EU and one spouse is living in the UK. Currently there are around 3.8 million…

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Lockdown 2 - Parent Need To Knows

13 Nov 2020

Lockdown 2 is well underway and understandably, for some parents, this has caused some confusion. To clear things up, here are 6 need to knows for parents, whether you're a new parent or co-parenting during the pandemic: · Babies and toddlers don't count for the outdoor 2 person…

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Parental Alienation in Relationship Breakdowns

02 Nov 2020

Parental alienation has recently been discussed by the Law Society Gazette. It is a process, the result of which is a psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent. Sadly, this term has been increasingly used in many family law cases…

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