Family, Care and Divorce

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    In her latest blog, Jo Taylor discusses what child abuse is and the different forms of abuse that can occur… What Is Child Abuse? There are many different forms of child abuse which can cause significant harm to a child. The most common forms include physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well as neglect. Physical […]

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  • Timms Family Law Solicitor, Leonnie Watson, often gets asked whether children should stay at home or go to contact when they are unwell. In her most recent blog, she discusses different outcomes to this FAQ… Parent Contact with Unwell Children – What To Do… The general advice is that unless the child is too ill […]

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  • When a child contact order isn’t followed, enforcement applications can help ensure children maintain relationships with both parents. Family law solicitor, Leonnie Watson discusses in her latest blog… Ensuring regular and meaningful contact between children and the parent they don’t live with is crucial for the wellbeing of the child and the preservation of their […]

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  • Adrian Rose

    When couples separate, many still think that the only way to resolve their disputes is to make applications to the Courts. Family Law Solicitor & Mediator Adrian Rose discusses the changes in the resolution of family disputes in his latest blog… Whilst that might have been true a generation or so ago, much as the […]

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  • East Midlands Courts have implemented a new management system in private law matters. Timms Managing Partner, Fiona Moffat discusses in her most recent blog… The family court system was changed dramatically with the introduction of the Children Act in 1989 which was finally implemented fully in October 1991. The fundamental change was the concept that […]

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  • In her latest blog, Lauren Sheffield discusses what a mother & baby foster placement is and whether this type of placement is an assessment. The early stages of a child’s life are crucial for their emotional and physical development and the care given to a child in the first few years can impact their long-term […]

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  • In today’s digital world, where children are increasingly tech-savvy, ensuring their privacy online is a crucial but challenging task for parents and guardians. Family Law Solicitor, Fiona Moffat, explores some of the latest statistics on protecting your children’s privacy online… It has been a significant worry over the last few years as to how children […]

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  • During a separation, deciding on child arrangements is a big decision and 50/50 shared care is an increasingly common option. But is it the right choice for your family? When parents separate, the presumption when applications are made to the Family Court concerning living and contact arrangements for children, is that unless the contrary is […]

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  • Adrian Rose

    Recently published statistics show a decline in the number of divorces being dealt with in the Family Courts. This is despite an increase that was expected when ‘no fault’ divorce came into effect in April 2022. Between October and December 2023 there were 23,517 divorce applications under the ‘no fault’ law (75% from sole applicants, […]

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  • Meslissa Knight Blog

    A child protection conference is a meeting arranged by social services when they are worried about a child’s safety and wellbeing. This is a multi-agency meeting and all professionals involved with the child may be invited to provide their views including the social worker, school, health visitor and the police. The meeting will be arranged […]

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