Throughout my training and post-qualification, the child maintenance regime has always appeared to be in a state of flux (or “a shambles” depending on how cynical a person you are). It comes as a relief therefore that plans for an overhaul of the system are being proposed, as set out in the recent policy document [...]
Comment and advice on the latest legal issues, and answers to some of the questions we are often asked…Tag Archives | children
Following my blog last month “The Queen’s Speech – Changes in Family Law”, the Government has now published their consultation document for the proposals: “Co-operative Parenting Following Family Separation: Proposed Legislation on the Involvement of Both Parent’s in a Child’s Life” The stated aim of the legislation is “to reinforce the expectation generally that both [...]
In the Queen’s speech reference was made to a change in family law to promote father-friendly access arrangements and introduce a legal presumption of shared parenting. This principle has been debated before and very recently in a report produced in November 2011. In that report a warning was issued to the government against such a [...]
For years there have been arguments from different points of view; from individuals, parents groups, the judiciary and, not least, the Government. Not that the Government has one single view. Last week it was reported that ministers cannot agree on whether a law should be introduced to make shared care arrangements the norm when parents [...]
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